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SFC Ray Adam Archuletta
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1936
Florence
Fremont County
Colorado, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1967, Vietnam

SFC E7. KIA. B/2/502 Infantry, 101th Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 26E, Line 021. Last posthumous award reads in part "a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant First Class Ray Adam Archuletta (ASN: RA-17404497), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force while serving with Company B, 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, in action on 7 September 1967 near Duc Pho, Republic of Vietnam. Staff Sergeant Archuletta distinguished himself as his platoon was moving a wounded man to a landing zone to be extracted when they were suddenly brought under a tremendous volume of enemy automatic weapons fire. Seeing his machinegunner wounded Sergeant Archuletta ordered his evacuation while he rushed forward with complete disregard for his own safety and in spite of the enemy fire to provide covering fire. As the wounded man was too heavy to be carried by the medic, Sergeant Archuletta again moved through the fire and heped carry him to the safety of a neary wood line position. Nearing the wood line, Sergeant Archuletta was seriouly wounded and in one last valiant effort he ordered the medic to take the wounded man to ssafety as he stayed behind and expended his ammunition to provide the covering fire. The outstanding gallantry, devotion to his fellow soilder, and his intense dedication to duty displayed by Staff Sergeant Archuletta were in keeping with finest traditions of the miltary service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, ad the United States Army. General Orders: Headquaters, Americal Division, General Orders No. 894 (October 18, 1967). 
 
Inscription:
RAY ADAM ARCHULETTA
COLORADO
SFC CO B 502 INF 101 ARN DIV
VIETNAM PH
DEC 24 1936 SEP 7 1967
 
Burial:
Lakeside Cemetery
Canon City
Fremont County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section 37, Block 16, Lot 4, Grave 2
 
Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Dec 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62662501
SFC Ray Adam Archuletta
Added by: Billy M. Brown
 
SFC Ray Adam Archuletta
Added by: Andrea Mauriello
 
SFC Ray Adam Archuletta
Added by: Andrea Mauriello
 
 
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Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jun. 20, 2012
I apologize for the delay in getting these photos for you. I inadvertently wrote his site location as Section 16, Lot 4 and search for him. When I didn't find his stone, I went to the cemetery today after work and discovered my error. He is buried in Sect...(Read more)
- Andrea Mauriello
 Added: Jun. 13, 2012
I will stop by Sgt. Archuletta's grave site within the hour to take a photograph for you. I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you & your family for his military service to this country. My son is a U.S. Marine, now retired, so I totally under...(Read more)
- Andrea Mauriello
 Added: Jun. 12, 2012
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