Jose Benigno Tijerina

B Company 1967

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” T ” as we all called him, was felled by a snipers bullet thru his heart, from very long range. Third platoon was in column moving thru open terrain, this was the only shot the sniper fired. Larry Boecklen was at his side when he died I believe. I went thru basic training, AIT, and jump school with ” T “, he was without a doubt, the proudest soldier of being a paratrooper, I ever knew, and one of the best liked by everyone in the company.

Jim Wilson