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  CPT Joseph Caudillo    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Charlie Company
1st Battalion
35th Infantry Regiment

Vietnam War


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal



The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, CPT Joseph Caudillo, who died in the service of his country on May 3rd, 1967 in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Joseph was 32 years of age. He was from Kerman, California. Joseph is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 19E, Line 22.

The decorations earned by CPT Joseph Caudillo include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation.


Joseph is buried in
Holy Cross Cemetery
Fresno, Fresno County, California

SNIPER FIRE, 6 KM NW OF DUC PHO AFLD
Map Grid BS 770-435

Joaquin Aguirre
j50aguirre@yahoo.com
nephew
480, genoa dr., san jose, ca., 95113, usa
My HERO
REMEMBERING MY UNCLE, AS THE MAN WHO WAS THE MOST, RESPECTED, MEMBER, OF OUR FAMILY. HE KNEW, HOW, TO HAVE FUN AND MADE SURE, THAT FAMILY GET TOGETHERS HAPPENED. HE WAS, A FIRM, BUT FAIR MAN, WHO SHOWED, HIS LOVE AND AFFECTION, BY THE ACTION HE TOOK, IN MAKING SURE FAMILY GET TOGETHERS, TOOK PLACE, WHEN EVER HE WAS AROUND. HIS LOVE, FOR OUR COUNTRY AND THE U.S. ARMY, WAS WHAT DROVE HIM, TO BECOME THE BEST OFFICER, HE COULD BE. SERVING AND DYING, FOR HIS COUNTRY WAS HIS FINAL, CONTRIBUTION, TO HIS COUNTRY.