JUAREZ, JOE MANUEL  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
JUAREZ, JOE MANUEL


Rank / Branch:
PFC, E-3, U.S. ARMY


Unit:
FIRST CAVALRY DIVISI


Date of Birth:
1948-06-17


Date of Loss:
1968-12-10


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
PHUOC LONG


Status:
HOSTILE-SMALL ARMS F


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

JOE MANUEL JUAREZ, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, U. S. ARMY, PECOS, REEVES COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Silver Star,  Purple Heart, Army Commendation’s Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Galantry with Palm, Vietnam Military Merit Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Joe Manuel Juarez was born in Alpine, Texas to Jesus and Estoria Llanez. His parents separated when he was a baby and he lived with his grandmother, Elizada Juarez. He assumed his maternal last name. His parents re-united and there were 10 children born after him. As the family was large, Joe continued to live with his grandmother while his mother and father raised the others in Odessa. The younger brothers and sisters were Virginia, Francis, Pete, Chris, Mary, Oscar, Arturo, Pablo, Esmarlda, and Octavio. According to his sister, Francis, Joe was very quiet and always called his parents, “Pappa and Mamma Bear.”

Pecos High School- 1966


Joe attended schools in Pecos and dropped out his junior year at Pecos High School. He went to work and was drafted into the Army in April 1968. He completed basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas and infantry AIT at Fort Ord, California. He began his tour in Vietnam on October 8, 1968 and was assigned as an infantryman with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, First Cavalry Division. He was killed on December 10, 1968, two months after arriving in country. His platoon was on patrol and they were caught in an ambush. PFC Juarez and two other soldiers died and several others were wounded. PFC Juarez was buried with full military honors in his hometown of Pecos, Texas.  For his actions, that cost him his life, he was awarded a posthumous Silver Star and the Vietnamese government awarded him the Military Merit Medal along with the Vietnam Cross of Galanatry with Palmt

He was survived by his grandmother, his parents, and his 10 brother and sisters. His grandmother passed away in 1978, his father in 1985 and his mother in 1998. His sister, Francis lives in Pecos, Texas; Virginia lives in Portales, New Mexico; sister, Mary lives in Clovis, New Mexico and the remainder all live in Odessa.



Evergreen Cemetery, Pecos, Texas


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