Domingo R S BorjaSergeant First Class
HHC, C&C DET, MACV-SOG, 5TH SF GRP
Army of the United States
01 February 1931 - 21 February 1967
San Francisco, California
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The database page for Domingo R S Borja
Domingo is my son's Godfather,
A Note from The Virtual WallDomingo Borja was a member of a Special Forces reconnaissance team. On February 21, 1967, the team was operating in Laos near the Laos/South Vietnam border, in extreme northern Saravane Province very near the province boundary with Savannakhet Province. The location is so near Vietnam that some lists locate Borja's area of operations in South Vietnam.
While trying to assist a wounded teammember, Borja was confronted by an enemy soldier. Each fired at the other simultaneously, and both were killed instantly. Both bodies were checked by 2 team members who detected no signs of life whatever.
Because of the enemy presence in the area, the remainder of the team evaded and left the SFC Borja's body behind for later recovery. Subsequent efforts over the next 5 days to locate and recover the remains were unsuccessful.
As of 18 Jul 2006 Sergeant First Class Domingo Borja's remains have not been repatriated.
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a dear friend,
Fredrick H. Gray
Sergeant First Class, Retired
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 May 2001
Last updated 07/18/2006