Antonio Quiles-Hernandez

Specialist Four, Army of the United States


From Rio Piedras, PR

10 May 1950 - 18 April 1971

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Antonio Quiles-Hernandez is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Panel 04W Line 133 .

23 Jan 2004

Tony, the best friend that I have in all the world.

I remember that day . We were talking about the mission that we had; I told him "Don't walk point man in this mission because it is a dangerous mission. He told me, "Sammy, I'm not going to walk point man. I want to go home with you and do things like see your sister and going dancing together". We spoke about many things. I remember I saw him the day before he died - we talked all day about his family and my family. We went to the river to get water and there I told him again "Please don't walk point man tomorrow. I know something is going to happen. I feel in my heart something is going to happen". Well, I left to my platoon and the day come when my friend Tores told me Tony was dead right now. I started crying like a little boy and now I cry again. I remember him and all my brothers that stay there in some places in Vietnam. I never never forget my brothers and all the families that still waiting for them. GOD bless all the brothers that never came home. TONY, I'll see you in heaven and we going to remember the days that we were together.

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