Nestor Lorenzo Argenzio
Specialist Four
B CO, 1ST BN, 12TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
New York, New York
July 14, 1941 to October 12, 1965
NESTOR L ARGENZIO is on the Wall at Panel 2E, Line 119

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30 May 2006

I'm here to pay tribute to the uncle I never got to know.
Life is not about the end result, but instead the journey.

I will always be proud to carry the Argenzio name, and you will always inspire me throughout my journey.

With love and thanks to you and your fallen brothers,
Juan Jose Argenzio Jr.
5102 18th Avenue South, Gulfport, Florida 33707
nito4769@hotmail.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 10 October 1965, in "Operation Shiny Bayonet", the 1st Cavalry Division initiated their first brigade-size airmobile action against the enemy. A combined U.S.-South Vietnamese force attempted to trap elements of the NVA 325th Infantry (Song Lo) Division in the Suai Ca River valley about 275 miles northeast of Saigon near An Khe in Binh Dinh Province. The 1st Cav air assault task force consisted of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 7th Cavalry; 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry; 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry and the 1st Battalion, 21st Artillery.

Eleven 1st Cav troopers died during the action:

  • HQ Company, 15th Medical Bn
    • CPT Charles F. Kane, Collingdale, PA

  • 1st Bn, 12th Cavalry
    • SSG Theodore R. Chambley, Buffalo, NY, "B" Company
    • SGT Harold M. Hambrick, Los Angeles, CA, "A" Company
    • SP4 Nestor L. Argenzio, New York, NY, "B" Company
    • PFC Edward A. Malewicz, Scotia, NY, "B" Company
    • PFC Terry T. Wright, Fort Wayne, IN, "D" Company

  • 2nd Bn, 12th Cavalry
    • SGT William C. Harper, Memphis, TN, "B" Company
    • SP5 Gene W. Williams, Birmingham, AL, HQ Company
    • SP4 Fred Toins, Flint, MI, "B" Company
    • PFC William R. Romano, Lombard, IL, "B" Company
    • PFC James C. Ward, Milwaukee, WI, "B" Company

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