|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1945|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1968|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Americal Division Veteran
Private Sisto Bojorquez Bojorquez was born on March 2, 1945 in Gadsden, Ariz. He moved to Eloy with his family in 1949 and graduated from West Elementary School in Eloy. He worked for John F. Nutt Farms after finishing elementary school until he joined the army.
Sisto received his basic training at Fort Bliss in Texas and his specialist training at Fort Polk, La. Sisto is remembered as a hard-working and focused young man with a sincere dedication to his family.
In May of 1967, Bojorquez left Eloy to the join the U.S. Army. A member of C company, 4th Battalion 31th Infantry in the 196th Infantry BDE, Americal Division of the U.S. Army, Bojorquez's first assignment was a deployment to Vietnam in November of 1967. He was 22-years-old. Bojorquez fought in the war zone for less than two months before his death.
On January 9, 1968, under a hostile ground attack in Quang Tin Province, South Vietnam, Sisto B. Bojorquez's life and service to our country ended.
Bojorquez received countless awards after his death including the Purple Heart, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Award and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Yet, the ones that hold true of the badges of valor are those that he shared with his comrades of the 196th Infantry BDE Badge along with the 31st Infantry Badge, the U.S. ARV and the Americal Division. Bojorquez also received the Combat Infantry Badge.
Sisto was survived by his mother, Lupe Bojorquez, two brothers, Henry and Pedro and a sister Aurelia.
Bojorquez is remembered by countless other family members and friends of Eloy who proudly graduated from Eloy elementary schools and SC High School and who served our country in the military services.
Created by: vabloom
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
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