John Deogracias Inguillo
Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
Watsonville, California
August 10, 1947 to June 06, 1969
JOHN D INGUILLO is on the Wall at Panel W23, Line 87


17 Jan 2004

For his gallantry in action, Staff Sergeant Inguillo was
posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

He is remembered by his cousin Lorenzo R. Valdez, Tucson, Arizona,
and by the men of Bravo Company.

May he rest in peace.

From a member of the Battalion.
E-mail address is not available.

13 Jul 2006

Hello, my name is Maria Salome Inguillo-Aduca. I am happy to know that a relative of mine has served your country. Contact me please ... thank you.

From a relative,
Maria Salome Inguillo-Aduca

28 Dec 2006

My name is Joe Rios and I was a member of this Bravo Company 4/23rd group on June 6, 1969. The events of June 6 were forever engraved in my mind. Never has a day passed that I do not think about this fateful day and of these my fallen brothers. Although through the years the pain has eased, the memories continue and I will never forget the bravery they showed. I thank them all, for if not for their ultimate sacrifice, I know I would not be here today.

From a member of Bravo Co, 4/23rd 1969-1970,
Joe E. Rios
2338 Creekside Bend, San Antonio, Texas 78259


A Note from The Virtual Wall

B Company, 4/23rd Infantry, lost ten men in heavy fighting near the Nui Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, on 06 June 1969:
  • 2LT Duane H. Landwehr, Clinton, MI
  • SSG John D. Inguillo, Watsonville, CA
  • SGT Larry G. Gosch, Lineville, IA
  • SGT Bruce C. Maynard, Coudersport, PA
  • SP4 Richard E. Cyran, Clifton, NJ
  • CPL Robert C. Essmann, Fond Du Lac, WI
  • CPL Carl D. Lynch, New York, NY
  • CPL Dennis J. Manson, Belcourt, ND
  • CPL John D. Rhodes, Louisville, TN
  • CPL Richard P. Valadez, Los Angeles, CA
SSgt Inguillo was a "shake-and-bake" sergeant; after basic and advanced infantry training, he was selected to attend the Non-Commissioned Officer Course at Harmony Church, Fort Benning, Georgia. He was graduated with 168 others in Class 41-68, 76th Company, on 24 September 1968, earning his stripes as an E-5 Sergeant (MOS 11B40, Light Weapon Infantryman). After reporting to Bravo 4/23 he earned another stripe, gaining promotion to Staff Sergeant (E-6).

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