AGUILAR, PEDRO RAMIREZ  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
AGUILAR, PEDRO RAMIREZ


Rank / Branch:
PFC E-2, USMC


Unit:
3RD MARINE DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1949-01-02


Date of Loss:
1967-12-01


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG TRI


Status:
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVI


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

PEDRO RAMIREZ AGUILAR, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, USMC, ODESSA, ECTOR COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietman Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Pedro "Pete" Aguilar was born in Morenci, Arizona and grew up in Odessa and attended the Ector County Schools. He was a 1967 graduate of Ector High School and while at Ector, he had been active in the Eagle band.

Pedro joined the U.S. Marines the day he graduated from high school. According to the Marine Recruiter at the time, Pete was a quiet young man who didn't have much to say. His step-father had been in the Marines and he wanted to follow in his footsteps. He completed his recruit training at the Marine Corp Recruit Training Dept, San Diego, California and then did his ITR at Camp Pendleton, California, he then had additional engineer training. He shipped out for Vietnam as soon as his training was complete in November 1967. Prior to leaving he was home on leave and he didn't talk about his upcoming service in Vietnam according to his step-father, M.M. Galindo of Odessa.

Pedro was assigned to the Headquarers and Service Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. He wrote home that "it didn't look like much of a war" and "he didn't have much to say"; but in closing "How's everyone back home?"

On December 1, 1967, three weeks after arriving in country, this 18 year old marine was riding in a jeep that hit a land mine and he was killed instantly. He would have been 19 years old  in a month.

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Sunset Memorial Garden's Cemetery-Odessa, Texas

Pete was buried at the Sunset Memorial Garden's Cemetery in Odessa near many other Odessan's who perished in Vietnam. He was survived by his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Galindo of Odessa; his father, Jose Aguilar of Clinton, Arizona; his brother Joe Aguilar, Jr. of Odessa; sisters Mrs. Frank Sanchez and Minnie Aguilar also of Odessa.


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