Rudolph Ralph Corona

Private First Class
Army of the United States
17 January 1947 - 20 May 1967
Pacific Grove, California
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Rudolph Ralph Corona

10 May 2006

Just a note to acknowedge the sacrifice you made, old friend. I talked to Beatrice a couple of years ago. I told her as best I could about our time together. Rest in peace, soldier.

Mike Reiley

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 19 and 20 May 1967 nine men were killed in actions near Vinh Hien, about 5 kilometers northwest of Duc Pho:
  • B Co, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry
    • SGT Edward J. Wagner, Everett, WA

  • HQ Company, 1st Bn, 35th Infantry
    • SP4 Richard E. Harrison, Memphis, TN

  • A Co, 2nd Bn, 35th Infantry
    • SP4 Carl D. Nagengast, Long Beach, CA
    • PFC Rudolph R. Corona, Pacific Grove, CA
    • PFC Carnell E. Watson, Houston, TX

  • B Co, 2nd Bn, 35th Infantry
    • PFC Lawrence F. Scherrer, St Louis, MO

  • C Co, 2nd Bn, 35th Infantry
    • PFC Gary M. Killian, Hazel Park, MI
    • PFC Joseph Ledesma, San Jose, CA
    • PFC Roland E. Rush, Kensington, GA

  • C Trp, 3rd Sqdn, 4th Cavalry
  • C Btry, 2nd Bn, 9th Artillery
    • 1LT William H. Farmer, Fayetteville, NC (Silver Star)
1LT Farmer was an Artillery forward observer with C/2-35; he was wounded in the night engagement in which SP4 Nagengast and PFC Corona were killed and died of his wounds on 29 May 1967.

The 35th Infantry web site has an extract of the After Action Report which describes the fighting at Vinh Hien.

Rudolph Corona is remembered by his fellow soldiers of the

35th Infantry - the Cacti Regiment

Photo courtesy of the 35th Infantry Assn

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a buddy,
Mike Reiley
10 May 2006

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