Castillo, Manolito Wisco, SK2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SK-0000-Storekeeper
Last Rating/NEC Group
Storekeeper
Primary Unit
1965-1965, SK-0000, NSA Saigon
Service Years
1961 - 1965
SK-Storekeeper
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Home Country
Philippines
Philippines
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bulacan, PI
Last Address
Bulacan, PI

Casualty Date
Mar 30, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Libingang Katoliko (Catholic Cemetery) - Pulilan, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 098

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A bomb exploded in a car parked in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, virtually destroying the building and killing 19 Vietnamese, 2 Americans, and 1 Filipino; 183 others were injured. 

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1965: Bomb Kills 13 at U.S. Embassy

By INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
SAIGON — A Viet Cong terrorist bomb exploded outside the U.S. embassy today [March 30],1965, killing 13 persons, including two Americans, and injuring more than 180 others. One American, a 21- year-old woman secretary, died when a car driven up to the embassy by a terrorist exploded. A second American, a U.S. Navy petty officer, later died of injuries. A list released by U.S. and Vietnamese officials said 13 Americans were in hospitals, seven of them seriously injured. — New York Herald Tribune, European Edition, March 31, 1965.
   
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TWO DEAD IN BLAST HONORED BY SAIGON
Special to The New York Times ;April 02, 1965,
SAIGON, South Vietnam, April 1 -- At the Saigon Airport chapel this morning the South Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Tran Van Do, pinned medals of Vietnamese Gallantry and Military Merit Honor on the coffins of an American woman and a Filipino serving in the Navy who were killed in the terrorist attack on the United States Embassy Tuesday.

   
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