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Christmas Day 2010: Visiting Vietnam vets resting at Makawao’s Maui Veterans Cemetery

December 28th, 2010  

On Christmas Day, we returned to Makawao’s Maui Veterans Cemetery, this time to pay our respects to Vietnam veterans resting there.

Makawao Maui Veterans Cemetery, flagpole with our poppies, Christmas Day 2010

Once we got home, we went to The Virtual Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and looked up their names. Then we prepared this video and transcript. We’ve provided each vet’s Memorial Wall full after the video transcript.

This Christmas Day blog is dedicated to the Vietnam veterans resting at Makawao’s Maui Veterans Cemetery and their families.

That’s all that needs saying.

Vietnam Vets resting at Maui Veterans Cemetery (Christmas Day 2010) 8:59 min.

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (Makawao Veterans Cemetery, Maui, Hawaii. Christmas Day, 2010):

Maui Veterans Cemetary and we’re going —and I can tell you the first thing I noticed was that the poppies that we laid —how do you do this? Oh yeah —the poppies that we laid there, on the American flagpole are still there.

Let me show you.

Right there. Still there. That’s neat.

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I have to say I feel so terrific that the poppies that we laid here, November the 11th, 2010 are still here. Still look terrific.

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It is Christmas Day, 2010 and we’re here at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. And this is the person I wanted to visit again. Michael J. Pacheco, Hawaii. And let me show you why.

Vietnam vet. And we’ll just move this back a bit. Vietnam. Born November the 14th, 1950. Now I was born October the 4th, 1949. So he was younger than me. And he died September  21st, 1969. So he was 9- less than 19. He was 18 years old when he died.

So we really are looking this time at someone who died in Vietnam.

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James G Soriano, Hawaii. Sargeant. Once again, Vietnam. And if you look at the birthdays here. August 19, 1948. October 25th, 1968 died. So that makes him just a little over his 20th birthday. Somebody’s very young son.

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Sun is going lower in the sky now.

We now here have Wayne Francis DePonte. California. Here’s something.

October 4th, 1948. And my birthday is October 4th, 1949. And he died August 27th, 1972.

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We also have Casimiro Villon. And if you look at the —here, born March 4th, 1947 and died January 18th, 1968. Just shy of his 21st birthday. Twenty years old.

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Now this one I find rather sad. There’s no fresh flowers. Robert D. Andrade. And it’s 5 Special Forces GP, Vietnam. August 31st, 1937 and died July 17th, 1969. So shy of his 33rd birthday. But I bet he had stories to tell.

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Another one no fresh flowers. Melvin M. Yamashita. Hawaii. Vietnam. And it’s September 16th, 1946 he was born. Died October 24th, 1969. So just after his 23rd birthday.

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It is Christmas Day, 2010. The sun is sitting lower in the sky. We’re here at Makawao Veterans Cemetery. Over in this area we have the World War II and especially Vietnam vets.

And what’s wonderful to see is you get people coming and bringing poinsettias and flowers for their loved ones.

So. Let’s —we’re going to work out way down this row. Turning camera off.

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Catalino Beltran Antonio Jr. Sargeant. US Air Force. Vietnam. And born December 21st, 1950. Died August 18th, 1972. So 21 years old.

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Christmas Day, 2010. We’re here at Makawao, Maui’s Veterans Cemetery. And I want to document this one right here.

This is David Edwards Wischemann. US Army. Vietnam. But here’s the data. September 8th, 1951. October 31st, 1972. So he was 21 years old.

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Christmas Day, 2010. We’re here at the Makawao Maui Veterans Cemetery. And it’s getting to be sunset and that’s what I want to document right now. Have beautiful displays here for Christmas —families even leaving veterans their favourite drink. By the way sometime— back there it was Coca Cola.

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Christmas Day, 2010. We’re here at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery. And I just want to document this one as well. And the name is Mariano Ribillia Jr. Hawaii. A Vietnam veteran. Born February 24th, 1949 —I was born October 4th, 1949. And died January 21st, 1969. So he died just short of his 20th birthday. And making him nineteen.

[DIP TO WHITE]

Sunset. And I just want to record again that we’re here at the World War I portion. And our poppies are still there from when we planted them on November the 11th, Remembrance Day. There’s another one. And another. This one even has a poinsettia beside it which is neat.

Anyway, time to go. And now, we’re the only ones left. This is it.

Turning camera off.

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS]


Michael Jerome Pacheco Corporal

Michael Jerome Pacheco
Corporal
A CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Paia Maui, Hawaii
November 14, 1950 to September 21, 1969
MICHAEL J PACHECO is on the Wall at Panel 18W Line 122
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Michael Jerome Pacheco
Corporal

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Paia Maui, HI
  Date of birth:   11/14/1950

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E3
  Rank:            Corporal
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No:           575563578
  MOS:             11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            A CO, 4TH BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      03/31/1969
  Incident Date:   09/21/1969
  Casualty Date:   09/21/1969
  Age at Loss:     18
  Location:        Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/PachecoMJ01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 18W Line 122

James Gabriel Soriano
Sergeant

A CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Haliimaile, Hawaii
August 19, 1948 to October 25, 1968
JAMES G SORIANO is on the Wall at Panel 40W Line 035
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James Gabriel Soriano
Sergeant

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Haliimaile, HI
  Date of birth:   08/19/1948

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:            Sergeant
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No:           68007908
  MOS:             70A10: Clerk
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            A CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      08/01/1968
  Incident Date:   10/25/1968
  Casualty Date:   10/25/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/ds/SorianoJG01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 40W Line 035

Wayne Francis DePonte. US Navy. Died August 27th, 1972. Not on Virtual Wall.

The Battle of Haiphong Harbor was fought  at Haiphong, North Vietnam between the United States Navy and the North Vietnamese Navy on August 27, 1972.


Casimiro Villon
Specialist Four
A CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE,
AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Paia Maui, Hawaii
March 04, 1947 to January 18, 1968
CASIMIRO VILLON is on the Wall at Panel 34E Line 072
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Casimiro Villon
Specialist Four

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Paia Maui, HI
  Date of birth:   03/04/1947

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:            Specialist Four
  ID No:           10125226
  MOS:             11B20: Infantryman
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            A CO, 1ST BN, 52ND INFANTRY, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      10/06/1967
  Incident Date:   01/18/1968
  Casualty Date:   01/18/1968
  Age at Loss:     20
  Location:        Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dv/VillonCx01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 34E Line 072

Robert D. Andrade
Sergeant First Class
DET B-41 (MOC HOA), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV
Army of the United States
Makawao, Hawaii
August 31, 1937 to July 17, 1969
ROBERT D ANDRADE is on the Wall at Panel 20W Line 009
See the full profile for Robert Andrade

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Robert D Andrade
 Sergeant First Class

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Makawao, HI
  Date of birth:   08/31/1937

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E7
  Rank:            Sergeant First Class
  ID No:           575349832
  MOS:             11C4S: Indirect Fire Infantryman (Special Forces Qual)
  Length Service:  14
  Unit:            DET B-41 (MOC HOA), D CO, 5TH SF GROUP, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      01/22/1969
  Incident Date:   07/17/1969
  Casualty Date:   07/17/1969
  Age at Loss:     31
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/da/AndradeRD01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 20W Line 009

Special Forces – Roll Of Honour » Archive » GREEN BERETS » Roll Of Honour » Robert D. Andrade

Surname Andrade
Forename Robert D.
Unit 5 SF Group (Det C-4)
Rank Sergeant First Class
Number
Date of death 17th July 1969
Age 31
Gravesite Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 20W Line 9
Additional information from Makawao,Hawaii
born 31.8.1937
married
KIA Can Tho,Dinh Tuong Province,South Vietnam
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Source: Special Forces Roll of Honor at: www.specialforcesroh.com/roll-9302.html


Melvin Masaichi Yamashita
Sergeant
B CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Honolulu, Hawaii
September 18, 1946 to October 24, 1969
MELVIN M YAMASHITA is on the Wall at Panel 17W Line 115
See the full profile for Melvin Yamashita

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Melvin Masaichi Yamashita
 Sergeant

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Honolulu, HI
  Date of birth:   09/18/1946

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E4
  Rank:            Sergeant
  Note:            Posthumous Promotion as indicated
  ID No:           575480545
  MOS:             11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
  Length Service:  01
  Unit:            B CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      03/11/1969
  Incident Date:   10/24/1969
  Casualty Date:   10/24/1969
  Age at Loss:     23
  Location:        Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Multiple fragmentation wounds

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dy/YamashitaMM01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 17W Line 115

Catalino B Antonio, Jr
Sergeant
20TH TASS, 504TH TAC AIR SPT GRP, 7TH AF
United States Air Force
21 December 1950 – 18 August 1972
Maui, Hawaii
Panel 01W Line 067

7TH AF

20TH TASS

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Catalino B Antonio, Jr
Sergeant

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record: Maui, Hawaii
  Date of birth:  Thursday, 12/21/1950

MILITARY DATA
  Service:        Air Force (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E4
  Rank:           Sergeant
  ID No:          575563189
  MOS:            46270 Weapons Maintenance Technician
  LenSvc:         Not recorded
  Unit:           20TH TASS, 504TH TAC AIR SPT GRP, 7TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Tuesday, 08/31/1971
  Cas Date:       Friday, 08/18/1972
  Age at Loss:    21
  Remains:        Body Recovered
  Location:       Quang Nam, South Vietnam
  Type:           Hostile, Died
  Reason:         Artillery, Rocket, Mortar - Ground Casualty

ON THE WALL       Panel 01W Line 067

David Edwards Wischemann
Specialist Five
18TH AVN CO (CORPS), 164TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Kahului, Hawaii
September 08, 1951 to October 31, 1972
DAVID E WISCHEMANN is on the Wall at Panel 01W Line 088
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David Edwards Wischemann
Specialist Five

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Kahului, HI
  Date of birth:   09/08/1951

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:            Specialist Five
  ID No:           576584485
  MOS:             67U20: CH-47 Helicopter Repairer
  Length Service:  **
  Unit:            18TH AVN CO (CORPS), 164TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      01/01/1972
  Incident Date:   10/31/1972
  Casualty Date:   10/31/1972
  Age at Loss:     21
  Location:        Dinh Tuong Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Crew
  Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dw/WischemannDE01a.htm

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Mariano Ribillia, Jr Private First Class

Mariano Ribillia, Jr
Private First Class
K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Puunene, Hawaii
February 24, 1949 to January 21, 1969
MARIANO RIBILLIA Jr is on the Wall at Panel 34W Line 053
See the full profile for Mariano Ribillia

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Mariano Ribillia Jr
Private First Class

PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record:  Puunene, HI
  Date of birth:   02/24/1949

MILITARY DATA
  Service:         United States Marine Corps
  Grade at loss:   E2
  Rank:            Private First Class
  ID No:           2388352
  MOS:             0311: RIFLEMAN
  Length Service:  00
  Unit:            K CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:      11/23/1968
  Incident Date:   01/21/1969
  Casualty Date:   01/21/1969
  Age at Loss:     19
  Location:        Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dr/RibilliaMx01a.htm

ON THE WALL        Panel 34W Line 053

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Poppies and “In Flanders Fields” –Remembrance Day meets Veterans Day at Maui’s Makawao Veterans Cemeter, November 12th, 2010

To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010, November 12th, 2010

Video: Poppies and “In Flanders Fields” –Remembrance Day meets Veterans Day at Maui’s Veterans Cemetery (3:56 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

Video: To Americans with Love: An American veteran commemorates Veterans Day. Hawaii, November 11, 2010 (4:29 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

E MALAMA KAKOU. To care for All.

Makawao Maui Veterans Cemetery, late afternoon, Christmas Day 2010

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