D CO, 2ND BN, 5TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
29 May 1950 - 16 October 1970
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The database page for Wilfredo Gavilan-Torres
I am Carlos Domingo DeLuna. I am the Sergeant E-5 that pulled your body to safety. Of course, you were already dead, but I could not allow your body to be left behind.
We took several casualties that day. The firefight was intense. I want you to know that I think of you, dream of you often. I can still see that handsome young face of yours as I called the medivac helicopter to transport the bodies to the rear.
I know that your family must miss you very much. I pray that someone in your family will see that I was with you that final day. I hope that they know that I cried for them on that day. I am here if they need to speak with me and I know that we will meet again some day. Your friend.....
Carlos DeLuna (Kahuna, Jr.)
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Carlos Domingo Deluna (Kahuna, Jr.)
926 Cougar Country, San Antonio, Texas 78251
4 Jan 2003
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 01/04/2003