FERNANDEZ, REYNALDO SALINE  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
FERNANDEZ, REYNALDO SALINE


Rank / Branch:
CPL E-4 USMC


Unit:
3RD MARINE DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1944-01-06


Date of Loss:
1967-05-19


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG TRI


Status:
BODY RETURNED


Category:
HOSTILE, LAND MINE


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
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Veteran Hagiography

REYNALDO SALINE FERNANDEZ, CORPORAL, USMC, ODESSA, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Reynaldo was the second son of Olegario and Mrs. Fermandez. He was born in Los Angeles, County, California.  After World War II, his family moved to West Texas.  He attended Ector Junior and Senior High School in Odessa.  He was a gifted artist and while in school, he participated in the National Scholastic League Competitions as a representative of Ector High School.  He was recogized with a certificate for his art work.  His family was in the process of moving back to California and just prior to the move, Rey joined the U. S. Marine Corp from Odessa, Texas in fall of 1965. 

Ector High School-1960

He did his boot camp training at the Marine Corp Recruit Training Depot at San Diego, California and ITR at Camp Pendleton, California in infantry and then did further training as tank crewman at 29 Palms, California. His unit mobilized to Okinawa and he further trained in the Ontos. In August 1966, his unit went to Vietnam.

In Vietnam, he was assigned to C Company, 3rd Antitank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. He was assigned as a "Ontos" tank crewman. The Ontos was a tracked vehicle with six 106mm Recoilless Rifles mounted and had a three man crew. On May 19, 1967, he was the gunner/commander of a tank. His company was participating in "Operation Hickory." His unit was operating with an infantry company when his tank hit an anti-tank mine. He was killed and there were seven marines wounded in the event. He was awarded a posthumous bronze star and purple heart.


Golden Gate National Cemtery, San Bruno, California


He was buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, San Mateo County, California with full military honors.  He was survived by his parents of Brentwood, California; four brothers, Olegario Fernandez, Jr. serving with the U.S. Military; Hernan Fermandez of Odessa; Jose and Selso Fermandez, both of Brentwood, California.  He was also survived by his five sisters and one half sister; Mrs. Flor Orduna of Cochella, California; Ermerida, Corina, Carolina and Benita, all of Brentwood, California and his half sister; Janie B. Fernandez of Corpus Christi, Texas.     

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