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Jay R. Vargas
Major, U.S. Marine Corps

Born:  Jul 29, 1937 at Winslow, AZ
Entered Service:   Winslow, AZ
Date/Place of Action:  Apr 30-May 2, 1968 - Dai Do, Quang Tri Prov., Vietnam
Unit:  Co G, 2d Bn, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Bde
Presentation:  Presented at the White House
     by President Richard M. Nixon on May 14, 1970

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Roy Perez Benavidez
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army

Born:   Aug 05, 1935 at Cuero, TX
Entered Service:   Houston, TX
Date/Place of Action:  May 02, 1968 - Loc Ninh, Cambodia
Unit:   Det B-56, 5th Special Forces  Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces
PresentationPresented at the Pentagon
     by President Ronald Reagan on Feb 21, 1981

Date of Death:  Nov 29, 1998
Buried at: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, TX

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Hector Santiago-Colon
Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army

Born:   Dec 20, 1942 at Salinas, Puerto Rico
Entered Service:   New York, NY
Date/Place of Action:  Jun 28, 1968 - Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
Unit:   Co B, 5th Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
Presentation:  Presented to his family at the White House
     by President Richard M. Nixon on Apr 7, 1970

Date of Death:   Jun 28, 1968  (Killed In Action)
Buried at:  Salinas Municipal - Salinas, Puerto Rico

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Jose Francisco Jimenez
Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

Born:   Mar 20, 1946 at Mexico City, Mexico
Entered Service:   Phoenix, AZ
Date/Place of Action:  Aug 28, 1969 - Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Unit:  Co K, 3d Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein) FMF
  Presented to his family at the White House
     by President Richard M. Nixon on Aug 06, 1970

Date of Death:  Aug 28, 1969  (Killed In Action)
Buried at:  Panteon Municipal - Morelia, Mexico

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