Domingo Munoz
Army of the United States
Odessa, Texas
May 05, 1945 to July 28, 1967
DOMINGO MUNOZ is on the Wall at Panel 24E, Line 13

Domingo Munoz
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Domingo Munoz


15 Mar 2004

Domingo was from Odessa, Texas, a West Texas oilfield city near New Mexico. Domingo was a career soldier and he had begun his second enlistment when he was killed by an explosive device in Vietnam on July 28, 1967. He was married and was nine months into his tour. He is remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at Midland, Texas International Airport and on the Ector County Vietnam Memorial. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.

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From a hometown representative,
Billy M. Brown

31 Mar 2007

Domingo "Mingo" Munoz served two years active duty of the U.S. Navy and served off the coast of Vietnam on board the USS KITTY HAWK. When he completed his active duty requirement in the Navy, he requested an interservice transfer to the U. S. Army as he was still an active reserve member with the U. S. Navy. He wanted to be a more active contributor in the war in Vietnam.

His request was granted and he joined the Army and completed infantry training and jump school at Fort Benning as he wanted to be a paratrooper. He loved the thrill of jumping out of airplanes. He was first assigned to the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and after three requests for Vietnam, his request was approved.

He married while at Fort Bragg and when he left for Vietnam, his wife was expecting a child. Domingo Munoz, Jr. was born in March 1967 while Mingo was in Vietnam.

He was a member of the Tiger Force with the 101st Airborne Division. After a two month bout with malaria from April to June 1967, he returned to his unit and to the field. He was killed by a grenade blast as he attempted to throw a grenade back that was launched toward he and his fellow soldiers. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with "V" device.

He is buried in the Odessa Cemetery. He is survived by nine of his brothers and sisters and by his widow and his son. On May 5, 1969, Odessa declared that day to be the "Sergeant Domingo Munoz Day". He would have been 24 years old.

From a PBVVM representative,
Billy M. Brown

08 Apr 2005

Sergeant Munoz was a honored member of Tiger Force,
an elite recon team of the 327th Infantry.

From a Tiger Force Veteran.
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

Sergeant Munoz was killed during an enemy probe of his unit's night defensive position about 4 kilometers northwest of Mo Duc Airfield. Two other US soldiers were wounded and four Viet Cong killed during the engagement.

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