Louis Castillo

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
18 August 1943 - 21 November 1966
Chicago, Illinois
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Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Louis Castillo

01 Jan 2007

Louie and I went through Medics training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was a kind and gentle spirit who only wanted to help those in trouble. We came together again in September, 1966 in Vietnam. I was in A Company and he was in C Company. I will always remember him and always feel a great loss when I think of him. God Bless you, Louie.

Your Brother in Arms,
Charles "Doc" Nordan

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 21 November 1966, C Company, 1/5th Cavalry, was engaged by enemy forces while operating along the Cambodian border in Kontum Province, SVN. Thirty-four Americans were killed in action in the battle:
  • C Co, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry
    • SFC Bobby W. Letbetter, Goldthwaite, TX
    • SSG Charles K. Malone, Danville, PA
    • SSG Max M. Woodsmall, Elnora, IN
    • SGT Theodore A. Alkire, Ridgeley, WV
    • SP4 Norman C. Farris, Springfield, MA (Bronze Star "V")
    • SP4 Eugene E. Mitchell, Scottsboro, AL
    • SP4 James E. Smythe, Reeds Spring, MO
    • SP4 Wilbert Stewart, Baltimore, MD
    • SP4 Lester E. Unger, Centerville, OH
    • SP4 Donald G. Vernon, Ocala, FL
    • PFC Gary D. Byford, Roundup, MT
    • PFC Eduardo Chavez, Santa Paula, CA
    • PFC John M. Dalton, Chicago, IL (Silver Star)
    • PFC Carlito L. Dorsey, Seaside, CA
    • PFC John L. Godfrey, Ligonier, IN
    • PFC Ralls Hawkins, Macon, GA
    • PFC Charles L. Hicks, Hazard, KY
    • PFC Harvey Johnson, Madison Heights, VA
    • PFC Marion E. Johnson, Milledgeville, GA
    • PFC Carroll H. Jones, Richmond, VA
    • PFC Arnold R. Krasnoff, New York, NY
    • PFC Gamaliel Marcano-Diaz, Bayamon, PR
    • PFC Larry D. Naasz, Roundup, MT
    • PFC Joseph L. Rabon, Charleston Heights, SC
    • PFC Jerry D. Sabens, Salem, IN
    • PFC Edward J. Scahill, Randolph, MA
    • PFC Joseph Scicutella, New York, NY
    • PFC Samuel W. Smith, Baltimore, MD
    • PFC Andrew L. Stephens, Livingston, TX
    • PFC Clifford R. Stout, Trenton, NJ
    • PFC Alvin B. Tucker, Nashville, NC
    • PFC John F. Waden, Malden, MA

  • HHC, 1st Bn, 5th Cavalry
    • SP4 Louis Castillo, Chicago, IL (medic with C/1/5 Cav)

  • B Btry, 1st Bn, 77th Artillery
    • PFC George A. Turner, Mulga, AL (F/O with C/1/5 Cav)
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Jan 2007
Last updated 01/02/2007