PFC Miguel A. Rivera
Repost: PFC Rivera was a 22 year old from New York who was drafted into the Army as a member of Alpha Company, 2-14th in Vietnam. He was K.I.A in early June, 1966 by an enemy mine while escorting a bulldozer that was filling in trenches. 3 other Dragons lost their life in the same incident.
I was unable to find a photo of Miguel online, which is sadly a common thing. He passed away 49 years ago, which means as time goes on, less and less people who actually knew him will be with us. But the men who fought alongside him still remember. His family still remembers. And this generation and beyond should remember him. Not just as a number on a monument, but as a son, a brother, and a friend.
He will forever find his place at The Right of the Line.
SP4 Frederick James Carraturo
REPOST: SP4 Carraturo was a member of Alpha Company 2-14th Infantry, 25th ID. He entered Army service by way of New Rochelle, NY and met his fate on May 22nd, 1967 in the Binh Duong province of South Vietnam.
On that day, at 1110 hours, Alpha Co. reported that they had 4 W.I.A and 1 K.I.A. SP4 Carraturo, unfortunately, was the Soldier killed in action. He succumbed to multiple fragmentation wounds.
He was just shy of his 21st Birthday. He was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star on the 11th of September, 1967. His Brothers in Arms will never forget him and his ultimate sacrifice on the fields of battle. And neither should anyone else.
He earned his place at The Right of the Line.
I've been doing these small memorials for some time now both on Facebook and on my previous site. The purpose is to not only remember our fallen brothers from the 14th Infantry Regiment, but to show the families that we will always care and never forget.