SSG Gilberto Soto-Garcia

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SVC Co. 1951 (Killed in Action 1966 in Vietnam)

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Staff Sgt. Gilberto Soto-García of San Juan, PR was in the Service Company in 1951. During the Vietnam War, he served in Company B, 35th Infantry Regt., 25th Infantry Div. He was killed on July 3, 1966 when his unit encountered an enemy base camp in the vicinty of Thang Duc, Id Drang Valley, Vietnam. More than 125 Americans were killed in the ensuing battle. Gilberto was 37 years old and had served for 18 years.