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JOSE ANGEL ORTIZ
 

Silver Star  Citation (full)
Jose A. Ortiz Date of death: August 24, 1969 Home of record: Corpus Christi Texas Status: KIA AWARDS AND CITATIONS Silver Star Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Jose A. Ortiz (MCSN: 2466149), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company I, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 24 August 1969, Lance Corporal Ortiz's platoon was searching a village in Quang Nam Province. Looking inside a house, Lance Corporal Ortiz alertly observed a North Vietnamese Army utility shirt caught in a trap door and, informing his men of his discovery, led his fire team into the house. Quietly moving up to the trap door, he suddenly kicked it open. As he did so, a burst of hostile automatic weapon fire was directed at him and two hand grenades were thrown out. Reacting instantly, Lance Corporal Ortiz shouted a warning to his men and pushed the three of them out of the house, placing himself between them and the grenades in the few seconds before the explosion. Lance Corporal Ortiz was mortally wounded by grenade fragments, however, his three men, who received lesser wounds because of his valiant act, survived. Exiting a few minutes later, the North Vietnamese soldiers he had discovered were killed by the Marines. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of three men. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Ortiz upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Action Date: August 24, 1969 Service: Marine Corps Rank: Lance Corporal Company: Company I Battalion: 3d Battalion Regiment: 26th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade
Aug 24, 2014


JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VETERAN
HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S! I AM HONORED TO WRITE ON THIS MEMORIAL
Aug 11, 2014


Marine 3/26  Aug 68 Sept 69
Remembering a Warrior.
Aug 24, 2012


davy  b.
davybaker@suddenlink.net
remembrance
Honoring the memory of a patriot and hero.Thank you for your dedication,courage,and service to our nation.Yes Marine,you did make a difference!May God bless and keep you and hold you in His loving arms and comfort your family and friends.'TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE YOU LEAVE BEHIND,IS NEVER TO DIE.'~Robert Orr~Rest in Peace Jose Angel Ortiz,YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!!
Jun 28, 2009


Sam  Hughes
sam@samchughes.com
Fellow Texan
4247 KNOLLPASS SAN ANTONIO TX 78247-2162 United States
Never forget our Fallen Marines
http://marines.togetherweserved.com/profile/129875
Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jose A. Ortiz (450866149), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 24, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Ortiz upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Home Town: Corpus Christi, Texas
Oct 8, 2008


Johnny Munoz
risenwordministries@yahoo.com
Fellow veteran, '68-'73
TX
Remembering You On The Day of Your Sacrifice
Thank you so much Jose Angel Ortiz for giving your all, your very life. I have no doubt that you are alive and well in heaven, but I know your family and friends miss you here on the earth even after all these years. I never met you, but I can honestly say, "You make me so proud to be a Latino, an American, and a veteran!" Thank you, thank you, thank you, carnal, because of you this is still the greatest country in the world. Can I prove it, yes I can. How? Well, there are still more people trying to get here (to the U.S.) than there are people trying to go live somewhere else. You are a hero!!
Aug 24, 2007


REST IN PEACE MARINE
sgteseusmc@yahoo.com
Vietnam Vet del Valle de Tejas
You are Not Forgotten, ese.
DESCANSA EN PAZ
DESCANSA EN PAZ, ESE. Rest In Peace, Lcpl. Ortiz. Jose Angel, no nos hemos olvidado, carnal. We of LA RAZA were few, but we were everywhere. We gave more than our share. There are many Marines from Corpitos with you on the WALL. May you all Rest In Peace. Its been 36 years ago TODAY since you gave the supreme and ultimate sacrifice for OUR COUNTRY. You served honorably and died gallantly in the field of battle. A True MARINE, a Hero. WE WON'T FORGET. SEMPER FI, BRO.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005


jay pena
penaj@driscollchildrens.org
my dads friend
1146 ontario
corpus christi, texas 78418 usa
in memory of "little joe"
little joe was one of my dads good friends. Thank you for my freedom.
Tuesday, October 09, 2001

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