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LCpl Jose Francisco Jimenez
Birth: Mar. 20, 1946
Mexico City
Cuauhtémoc Borough
Distrito Federal, Mexico
Death: Aug. 28, 1969

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in Phoenix, Arizona. Served as a Lance Corporal with Company K, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. While participating in action against the enemy south of DaNang, Quang Nam Province, on August 28, 1969, he personally destroyed several enemy personnel and silenced an antiaircraft weapon. As he tried to maneuver toward a hostile position firing automatic weapons, he was mortally wounded. He was the 37th Hispanic-American Medal of Honor recipient. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a fire team leader with Company K, in operations against the enemy. L/Cpl. Jimenez' unit came under heavy attack by North Vietnamese soldiers concealed in well camouflaged emplacements. L/Cpl. Jimenez reacted by seizing the initiative and plunging forward toward the enemy positions. He personally destroyed several enemy personnel and silenced an antiaircraft weapon. Shouting encouragement to his companions, L/Cpl. Jimenez continued his aggressive forward movement. He slowly maneuvered to within 10 feet of hostile soldiers who were firing automatic weapons from a trench and, in the face of vicious enemy fire, destroyed the position. Although he was by now the target of concentrated fire from hostile gunners intent upon halting his assault, L/Cpl. Jimenez continued to press forward. As he moved to attack another enemy soldier, he was mortally wounded. L/Cpl. Jimenez' indomitable courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the U.S. Naval Service. 
 
Burial:
Glendale Memorial Park
Glendale
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Block 73, Section 2, Lot T
GPS (lat/lon): 33.5497, -112.1918
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 06, 2003
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LCpl Jose Francisco Jimenez
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