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Sgt Ernest Baldonado "El Indio" Amador
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1941
Las Cruces
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1966
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Sgt Amador#1912852
MOS:0331 M60 Machine Gunner.

Though Ernest was born in Las Cruces,his
family moved to Corpus Christi,TX,where he
lived most of his life.He had nine sisters and
four brothers.Ernest graduated from Roy Miller
High School.
Ernest enlisted in the Marines 27 April 1960,at
the San Antonio Recruiting Office.He enlisted
again 26 August 1965,while he was stationed
at Camp Pendleton,CA.
Arriving in Vietnam Ernest was assigned as the
Platoon Sgt with the Weapons Platoon,Hotel
Company,2nd Battalion,5th Marine Regiment,
1st Marine Division,prior to being assigned to
Alpha Company,1st Battalion,5th Marine
Regiment,1st Marine Division.
While participating in Operation Colorado,Alpha
Company engaged hostile forces in the vicinity
of Cam Khe(1)and(2),Toute 586,8 kilometers
west of Tam Ky.Ernest died of a gunshot
wound to the body from hostile rifle fire.
Ernest was married and served his country for
6 years,3 months and 14 days.KIA#5,898.
Tour of duty date unknown.
He was 25 years and 5 days old.
Survived by his wife;Antonio"Toni"B Amador,
his 3 sons;Orlando,Michael Paul and Ernest
Amador Jr of 753 Post Ave,Las Cruces,NM.
His parents;Mr & Mrs Guillermo Amador,his sisters;Estella,Irene,Linda,Patricia,Edna,Ruth
Esther,and his brothers;Guadulupe,Paul and
Valentine all of 753 Post Rd,Corpus Christi,TX.
Sisters;Mrs Juan Gonzales and Teresita Saenz
of Corpus Christi,TX and Alice Alvarado of El
Paso,TX.
His brother;Alfredo B Amador with the Navy on
board the USS Chesterfield LST 551 at Saigon,
Vietnam.
 
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Memorial Park
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Tony
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
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Not forgotten.Semper Fi,
- Tony
 Added: Nov. 7, 2013

- Eddieb
 Added: Feb. 18, 2013
Sergeant ERNEST B AMADOR is on the Wall at Panel 09E Line 121. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011
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