Alberto Rios Vasquez, Jr

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
21 July 1948 - 12 May 1969
Orange Grove, Texas
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Alberto Rios Vasquez, Jr

01 Feb 2005


According to the Texas birth records for Jim Wells County, Alberto's parents were Alberto and Lenor Rios Vasquez.

2 South Texans Killed in Vietnam

Two South Texans were reported killed in Vietnam by the Defense Department.

Killed in action were Army WO1 Allan E. Stahlstrom, 21, of Portland and Spec. 4 Alberto Vasquez Jr., 20, of Orange Grove.

Vasquez had been listed as missing in action May 12 but his body was found and identified Wednesday.

Vasquez was a 1966 graduate of Orange Grove High School and had been in the Army one year. He was a lifelong resident of Orange Grove.

Surviving Vasquez besides his parents are four brothers, Fermin and Tomas Vasquez, both of Corpus Christi, Jesus Vasquez of Alice and Raul Vasquez of Austin; one sister, Mrs. Herminia Esparza of Houston; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maria L. Rios of Orange Grove.

Funeral arrangements for Vasquez will be announced by Walker-Mora Funeral Home of Alice.

© Corpus Christi (Texas) Times
May 24, 1969
(Only the information about Alberto Vasquez is included here.)
Reproduced under 17 USC �107

Placed by a member of the Matagorda County, Texas Historical Commission.
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19 Jul 2007

We called him "Junior". He was one of my favorite cousins ... he was so funny, was alway ready to make someone laugh. He use to put sponge curlers in his hair just to make us laugh. We all miss him and I do remember him because his birthday was a day before mine.

Sylvia Gonzalez

A Note from The Virtual Wall

C Company, 3/1st Infantry, lost nine men on 12 May 1969 in a firefight about 9 kilometers south-southeast of Duc Pho:
  • SFC Bertalan J. Toth, San Francisco, CA
  • SSG Kenneth L. Brinks, Cadillac, MI
  • SGT Robert W. Compton, Pacifica, CA
  • SP4 Hugh P. Caldwell, Detroit, MI
  • SP4 Alberto R. Vasquez, Orange Grove, TX
  • PFC Charlie C. Anthony, Naples, FL
  • PFC Peter P. Dubiel, Bristol, CT
  • PFC James R. Stevenson, Tupelo, MS
  • PFC Isaiah T. Stukes, Summerton, SC

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 02 Feb 2005
Last updated 08/10/2009