Audeliz Hernandez-Pena

Private First Class
A CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
23 June 1946 - 11 April 1967
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Panel 18E Line 014

1 CAV DIV 8TH CAV RGT
Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Audeliz Hernandez-Pena

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20 Apr 2004

Remembering Audeliz

I knew Audeliz Hernandez-Pena in 1962 and 1963 when we were at St. Michael's in Hopewell, New Jersey. He was a young teen when I knew him, handsome and full of life. What I remember most about Audeliz is his wavy, jet black hair, his warm smile, and his playful personality.

St. Michael's was a Catholic orphanage and school. I was there a couple of years, but Audeliz had lived there from the time he was a young boy. Almost all his life spent within an orphanage with nuns, and yet he never complained. He always smiled; he was always positive. Within just a couple years of leaving St. Michael's, while serving his country as an Army private, he was killed in combat in South Vietnam.

Audeliz was a vibrant soul who deserved a long, full life, more than 20 years. I'm glad I can leave a Memorial for my friend so others will know that he left an impression.

Rest in peace, Audeliz.
I'm glad to have known you, be it ever so briefly.



11 Apr 2005

Audeliz, Thinking of you, dear friend, on the anniversary of your passing. Rest in peace!

From a friend,
Madilyn Leonard-Benrubi



Forty year anniversary April 11, 2007

Audeliz,

Forty years ago today you made the ultimate sacrifice. On this anniversary of your passing, you are fondly remembered. May you rest in peace with the angels, dear friend.

Madilyn



From a friend,
Madilyn Leonard-Benrubi
madilyn.home@verizon.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A Company, 1/8th Cavalry, lost six men on 11 April 1967:
  • PSGT Grant M. Gilbreath, Monroe, MI
  • SSG Bobby W. Coleman, Houston, TX
  • PFC Kenneth M. Burnett, Winston-Salem, NC
  • PFC Audeliz Hernandez-Pena, Perth Amboy, NJ
  • PFC James D. Piper, San Lorenzo, CA
  • PFC Willis W. Williams, Savannah, GA


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Madilyn Leonard-Benrubi
madilyn.home@verizon.net



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Apr 2004
Last updated 09/13/2007