Augustin Chavez ParedezSergeant
C CO, 2ND BN, 7TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
02 October 1941 - 17 November 1965
Big Spring, Texas
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The database page for Augustin Chavez Paredez
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
You prepare a table before me
Surely goodness and love will follow me
To my Tio Augustine,
Love and remembrance,
Augustin Paredez was killed at Landing Zone Albany, in the Ia Drang Valley in November 1965. The battle is chronicled in the book, "We Were Soldiers Once - and Young" by LTG Hal Wallace and Joe Galloway. The movie "We Were Soldiers" depicts the battle at Landing Zone X-Ray; the battle of LZ Albany took place two days later as LZ X-Ray was being abandoned. Sgt. Paredez was a squad leader in Company C, and they took 93% casualties at LZ Albany.
He is remembered by the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Midland, Texas. Sgt Paradez was also honored by the City of Big Spring, Texas in that in 1994, a street was named from him, "Sgt Augustin Paredez Drive."
From a representative of the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran's Memorial,
died in the fighting in the
Ia Drang Valley
and The Virtual Wall's
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009