Cruz, Raphael, Sr., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
46270-Weapons Maintenance Technician
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1963-1964, 34th Tactical Group
Service Years
1954 - 1963
Staff Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stockton, California
Last Address
Bien Hoa/Da Nang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Sep 02, 1963
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Kontum (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 028

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
1st Air Commando Squadron34th Tactical Group
  1963-1964, 1st Air Commando Squadron
  1963-1964, 34th Tactical Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1963 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  
  1962-1963, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His aircraft was shot down and crashed near Kontum, South Vietnam. Years later the site was discovered and crew remains were recovered. His and his crewmates' commingled remains were interred in Arlington Apr 3, 1997 in Section 34 Grave 667-A. His individual remains were buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA in Section V Site 2901. There is also a Cruz Avenue at Hurlburt Field, FL named in his honor.
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