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LCpl Carlos Cruz Aguirre
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1947
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1968
Quang Tri, Vietnam

LCpl Carlos Cruz Aguirre#2222708
MOS:0331 M60 Machine Gunner.

Carlos was born and raised in Silver City,where
he graduated from the Silver City High School
with the Class of 1966.
He enlisted in the Marines 27 May 1966,at the
El Paso Recruiting Office in Texas.He left 8
August for San Diego MCRD for his boot camp
training.
Carlos arrived in Vietnam 20 November 1967,
where he was assigned to Echo Company,2nd
Battalion,26th Marine Regiment,3rd Marine
Division.
While on Hill 861A,5 kilometers northwest of
Khe Sanh Airfield,the company perimeter had
hostile incoming artillery fire.Carlos died as
a result of a massive concussion to the body
when the bunker he was in received a direct
hit from an artillery shell.Four other Marines
died during the artillery strike.
Carlos was single and served his country for 1
year,8 months and 28 days.KIA#22,886.
He had been in Vietnam for 3 months and 4 days.
Carlos was 20 years,2 months and 11 days old.
Survived by his parents;Arturo & Luz Cruz
Aguirre Sr of 400 Corbin St,Silver City,NM.
His brothers;Tommy and Arthur Aguirre Jr of
Silver City,NM.
His brother-in-law and sister;Richard and
Zenaide Rivera of Lus Cruces,NM.
 
 
Burial:
Catholic Cemetery
Silver City
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Section:1
 
Created by: Tony
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
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LCpl Carlos Cruz Aguirre
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