PEREA, ERNESTO SALVADOR  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
PEREA, ERNESTO SALVADOR


Rank / Branch:
SP4 E-4 U.S. ARMY


Unit:
101ST AIRBORNE DIVIS


Date of Birth:
1944-06-08


Date of Loss:
1968-03-26


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
THUA THIEN


Status:
BODY RETURNED


Category:
HOSTILE-OTHER CAUSES


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
MARRIED

 

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Veteran Hagiography


 

ERNESTO SALVADOR PEREA, SPECIALIST FOUR, U. S. ARMY, PECOS, REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachute Wings, Bronze Star,  Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Ernest grew up in Pecos, Texas and attended Pecos High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard in 1963. He went active duty in the Regular Army in early 1967 and completed jump school and was assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the B Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Airborne Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was married to Gloria and was the father of two children, a son, Daniel and a daughter, Elizabeth.

Ernesto went to Vietnam with his unit from Fort Campbell when the 501st Airborne Infantry mobilized in November and December of 1967. The unit had a stop-over for training at Wake Island. The unit arrived Vietnam in December 1967. Ernesto was a gunner in the first squad of the third platoon.

B Company, 2nd Battalion, 501st Airborne Regiment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky-1967


Ernesto was killed from multiple fragment wounds during hostile action on March 26, 1968. He was buried with full military honors in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Pecos, Texas.

In Vietnam before his death

St. Joseph Cemetery, Pecos, Texas

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