|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1947|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1967|
Sp4 Andrew Thomas Castelda, Vietnam Veteran, Born in San Antonio, Texas, he resided in Asheville, North Carolina, and later resided in Arlington, Virginia.
Specialist Four Andrew Thomas Castelda was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service, SP4 Castelda served our country until March 12th, 1967 in South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Andrew died from multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered. Andrew was born on April 12th, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas. SP4 Castelda is on panel 16E, line 071 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
Tuesday March 21, 1967: Army Sp4 Andrew T Castelda, 19, of Arlington, Virginia, was buried yesterday in Arlington National Cemetery. He was killed March 12 by enemy fire in Vietnam. A rifleman and small arms specialist, he was a member of Company A, 235th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He had been in Vietnam for one month. He entered the Army in February 1966 and rose to the rank of Specialist Four in less than nine months service. He served as acting sergeant last August during a demonstration of counterattack techniques at Fort Hood, Texas, and was commended by the Secretary of The Army for his performance. Sp4 Castelda expertly led his squad in an assault on a position, consolidated the position, and withstood a counter attack by other soldiers in aggressor uniform. Born in San Antonio, Texas, Sp4 Castelda attended St. Thomas Moore School, Kenmore Junior High School and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1965 where he was a member of the track team. Rest in peace with the warriors...
He is the Son of Mr Carl Andrew Castelda and Mrs Marjorie Jean Bell Castelda formerly of Asheville, NC.
He served as a Specialist Four with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, USARV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
Carl A Castelda (1916 - 2008)
Marjorie Jean Bell Castelda (1921 - 2008)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 12 Site 1356
Maintained by: Tom Reece
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Jul 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14809413