Richard Torres Calderon

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
18 August 1949 - 08 April 1970
Silverbell, Arizona
Panel 12W Line 106

Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Richard T Calderon

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4 Jul 2002

We miss you, Dickie.

We grew up in the same small copper mining town, Silver Bell, Arizona. In a town as small as Silver Bell, neighbors all grieved at our losses during the Vietnam War. Our town is grateful to the men who served and we remember those that died with honor on the battlefield a long way from our home. May we truly never forget the sacrifices that families within our town gave for our freedom. God Bless America.

From a family friend.

29 Dec 2004

Dickie was a good friend of mine in Vietnam. We both served with Bravo Company, 3/506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He was in first platoon and I was in second platoon. Dickie had a great smile and great personality. During our watch at night, I would speak to Dickie on the radio. We usually spoke Spanish for the sake of security. He was a fine soldier who pulled his own weight, never complaining. The day our platoon learned he had been hit, we were all at a loss.

God Bless You, Dickie!

From a fellow grunt,
Richard "Dickie" Rios
a San Antonio "Homeboy"

10 Nov 2005

Dickie, We miss you! Growing up in Silver Bell, Arizona, with you and all our families was so much fun! We have such great memories! We are still friends with a lot of them. God Bless You! May our heavenly Father have you in his arms.

The Figueroa's and the Bustamante's

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13 Mar 2006

I grew up with you in Silverbell and was so hurt when God took you from us. We all loved you and miss you so much to this day I still think about you and Bobby.

Your gave your lives so we can be here today and I thank you so much for that you were a very brave man.

Love Always,
Janice Osborn

04 Aug 2007

Chicano #2 was the nickname we had for Richard, it was given to him by Chicano #1. I saw Richard praying one night using his fingers to count his Hail Marys. My Grandmother sent me a Rosary that was blessed by the Pope, I gave that Rosary to Richard and he used it often. I know you are with God!

From a friend,
Jack O'Connor

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 4 Jul 2002
Last updated 03/15/2008