|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1948|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
LCpl Adames #2341730
MOS 0311 Rifleman.
Santiago was born and raised in Victoria.He
graduated in 1967 from Victoria High School.
He enlisted in the Marines 15 June 1967,at the
San Antonio Recruiting Office.
Upon arriving in Vietnam 7 December 1967,he
was assigned to Kilo Company,3rd Battalion,
9th Marine Regiment,3rd Marine Division.
Santiago died as a result of gunshot wounds to
the body from hostile small arms fire,during a
ground assault on LZ Winchester,in the vicinity
of Trinh Hin Valley,9 kilometers west north-
west of Thon Khe(The Rockpile) while partici-
pating in Operation Scotland II.
Santiago was single and served his country for
2 years,2 months and 25 days.KIA#32,702.
He had been in Vietnam for 9 months and 2
Santiago was 20 years,6 months and 28 days old
Survived by his parents,Santiago & Frances
Dejoyas Adames Sr,a sister;Sylvia and three
brothers;Daniel,Rudy and Raymond all of
Route 2,Box 257-I,Victoria,TX.
His girlfriend;Janie Rodriguez of Star Route,
L CPL CO K 9 MAR 3 MAR DIV
Created by: Tony
Record added: Jun 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70859634