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19 January 1970
Charlie 2/35th
Submitted by: Dwight F. Davis

On January 19, 1970 five guys were killed from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 2/35th in Binh Dinh Province. We were walking through a bunker complex and were ambushed. The Cacti guys who were killed that day included Lt. Mel Salazar, reserve 2nd Lieutenant from Albuquerque, New Mexico (age 20); Private John Aquino, draftee from Chicago, Illinois (age 21), Private Dale Forsythe, draftee from Nescopeck, Pennsylvania (age 19); Private Juan Fret-Camacho, draftee from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (age 20); and Specialist 4th Class Aubrey Wiggins, regular enlistee from Orlando, Florida (age 18).

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