Severiano Rios

Army of the United States
11 March 1949 - 02 April 1970
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Combat Infantry

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

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31 Mar 2006

This is in regards to Severiano Rios. I am a friend and think of him often. He served for us even though his home was near Guadalajara, Mexico. His family buried him there. I have lost touch with his family. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

Can anyone from his unit tell me how he died?

12 Feb 2007

I am his niece. I never met him but I am proud to say he is my uncle. My father is his brother. I am grateful for the people who have this information out here. It helps me to learn about him. Does anyone have pictures of him?

Christina Berumen

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 02 Apr 1970 a recon team from F Company, 75th Rangers, was sent into an area called the "Renegade Woods" to investigate reports of a large NVA/VC force. The Rangers found the enemy - all they could handle and more besides. Companies B and C, 2nd Bn, 27th Infantry, were inserted as the initial reaction force; A/2/27 joined in the late afternoon, and two additional companies from 2/22nd Infantry came in as well. By the time the fighting ended several days later, over 100 NVA/VA troops from the 271st NVA/VC Regiment were dead, a large base camp was in American handsand twelve American soldiers were dead:
  • 2nd Bn, 27th Inf Rgt
    • 1LT Ronald V. Kolb, Washington, DC, C Company
    • SSG Melvyn H. Kalili, Hauula, HI, C Company
    • SSG William T. Smith, Marshfield, WI, B Company
    • SGT John J. Lyons, Yonkers, NY, B Company
    • SGT Mickey E. Griffith, San Gabriel, CA, C Company
    • SGT John E. Rarrick, Beaver Dams, NY, C Company (Dist Svc Cross)
    • CPL Severiano Rios, Oak Creek, WI, C Company

  • F Co, 75th Inf Rgt
    • SFC Alvin W. Floyd, Augusta, GA, (Dist Svc Cross)
    • SSG Michael F. Thomas, Louisville, KY
    • SGT Donald W. Tinney, New York, NY (DoW 04/14/1970) (Silver Star)

  • B Btry, 2nd Bn, 77th Arty Rgt
    • 2LT Orville E. Kitchen, Dayton, OH

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 31 Mar 2006
Last updated 07/14/2007