Juan Almanza
GYSGT
L CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
San Antonio, Texas
February 09, 1936 to September 10, 1967
JUAN ALMANZA is on the Wall at Panel 26E, Line 41

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26 May 2008

Uncle John,

Every time I think of you, you make me very proud. Thank you for what you did for me and thank you for your help. You taught me that I also had rights.

I still remember you.

Love, your niece,
Candi Almanza Quintero
E-mail address is not available.


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 10 Sep 1967, during Operation KINGFISHER, the 3rd Bn, 26th Marines endured a vicious fight at Hill 48, located about 6 kilometers south of the Con Thien outpost. Thirty-nine Marines and sailors died in the fighting, eight from GySgt Almanza's Lima Company:
  • HQ & Svc Co 3/26 - 7 men
  • India Co 3/26 - 4 men
  • Kilo Co 3/26 - 9 men
  • Mike Co 3/26 - 6 men
  • Alpha Co, 3rd Antitank Bn - 1 man
  • Bravo Co, 3rd Tank Bn - 4 men
  • Lima Co 3/26 - 8 men
    • GySgt Juan Almanza, San Antonio, TX
    • Sgt David H. Brown, Saltillo, TN (Navy Cross)
    • Cpl Raymond G. Potter, Campbell, OH
    • Cpl Thomas A. Krispin, Roseville, MN
    • LCpl Patrick E. McBride, Neptune, NJ
    • LCpl Anthony P. Sawicki, Philadelphia, PA
    • Pfc Henry M. Wharton, Baltimore, MD
    • Pfc Donald M. White, Phoenix, AZ

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