Richard Arthur Lameiras
Richie was an only child, devoted to his family and friends according to one web site tribute. He attended Thorndike School and grew up in the Thorndike Street, East Cambridge, neighborhood, where they played baseball, dodgeball, street hockey, and cards.. Another friend posted that Rich was engaged to be married but was killed before he could marry Patty. He drove a Red Mustang convertible his mother had bought him and he used to go to visit Patty and her mother.
On 1 February 1969, the Division's 1st Brigade Headquarters was located at Tay Ninh and
cotrolled 1st Bn 8th Cav, 2nd Bn 12th Cav, and 2nd Bn 8th Cav operating in the western Sheridan Sabre Area of Operations (AO)
north of Tay Ninh City. Task force Duke, a two company force, continued ops in AO Navajo Warhorse.
Also on 09 March 1969 Company B, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, made contact with an enemy company size force located in bunkers at grid YT 255210. The company sustained light casualties (per official reports) and killed 15 enemy troops. Two US soldiers died in that engagement:
SGT Lameiras was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal in addition to those shown above.
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