Jose Francisco Jimenez, LCPL (1946 - 1969) MP

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Birthplace: Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Death: Died in Quang Nam, Vietnam
Cause of death: KIA
Occupation: 3ed Bn, Tth Marines
Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About Jose Francisco Jimenez, LCPL

Jose Francisco Jimenez (March 20, 1946 – August 28, 1969) was a United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Vietnam War in August 1969.

Medal of Honor


The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to


LANCE CORPORAL JOSE F. JIMENEZ

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 28 August 1969. On that date Lance Corporal Jimenez' unit came under heavy attack by North Vietnamese Army soldiers concealed in well-camouflaged emplacements. Lance Corporal Jimenez reacted by seizing the initiative and plunging forward toward the enemy positions. He personally destroyed several enemy personnel and silenced an antiaircraft weapon. Shouting encouragement to his companions, Lance Corporal Jimenez continued his aggressive forward movement. He slowly maneuvered to within ten feet of hostile soldiers who were firing automatic weapons from a trench and, in the face of vicious enemy fire, destroyed the position. Although he was by now the target of concentrated fire from hostile gunners intent upon halting his assault, Lance Corporal Jimenez continued to press forward. As he moved to attack another enemy soldier, he was mortally wounded. Lance Corporal Jimenez' indomitable courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country

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Jose Jimenez, LCPL's Timeline

1946
March 20, 1946
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico
1969
August 28, 1969
Age 23
Quang Nam, Vietnam