CASTILLO, GREGORIO PEDRO  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
CASTILLO, GREGORIO PEDRO


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


Unit:
AMERICAL


Date of Birth:
1943-05-09


Date of Loss:
1969-09-21


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG NGAI


Status:
HOSTILE, FRAGMENT WO


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

GREGORIO PEDRO CASTILLO, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, U.S. ARMY, MONAHANS, WARD COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Combat Infantrymans Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation's Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Military Merit Medal.

BIOGRAPHY

Gregorio Pedro Castillo was born in Potois, Mexico, a small village near Mexico City.  He and his sister came to the U.S. as children.  His mother later joined the family.  He was a Ward County resident, having attended Monahans schools.  He and his sister lived with the Martinez family in Monahans before his mother arrived.  He was drafted at age 22 when he was living and working in Glendale, California doing migrate farm work.   He completed basic training and infantry AIT at Fort Ord, California.  While in basic training, his mother died in Monahans. 

Photo from Military ID Card

PFC Castillo began his tour in Vietnam on January 12, 1969.   He was a assigned as an infantryman with Company A, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 11th Infantry Brigade under the operational control of the Americal (23rd) Division. He was killed on September 21, 1969.  His unit was operating 14 miles west of Duc Pho (92 miles SSE of Da Nang).  The unit was in a night defense mode and at a place they had  previously used.  The unit became engaged with an unknown size enemy force.  They received small arms and about 45 rounds of mortar fire.  His unit fired back with unit weapons, and were supported by helicopter gunships and a USAF AC-119 gunship.  Enemy losses were unknown, but Gregorio was one of 11 troopers killed and 10 wounded.  From the after action report, those who were killed and those who were wounded came as a result of  three (3) direct hits by mortars into fox holes occupied by the personnel.  PFC Castillo died from multiple fragments wounds to his chest and arms.  

PFC Castillo was buried with full military honors in Monahans City Cemetery, Monahans, Texas next to his mother.  He was survived by his sister, Andrea Escamilla of Monahans. 

Monahans City Cemetery, Monahans, Texas

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