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Joe Lewis Rivera

Joe Lewis "Corky" Rivera grew up in Kermit, Texas. He was active in sports, played football, basketball and excelled in baseball. He enlisted in the Army in May 1969 and began his tour in Vietnam as an infantryman on November 25, 1969 and was killed three months later. He was buried with full military honors in his hometown of Kermit, Texas. He is remembered on the Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans' Memorial located in Midland, Texas.

  Home of Record: Kermit, Texas
  Date of birth:  Wednesday, 12/01/1948

  Service:        Army  (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E3
  Rank:           Corporal (See Note below)
  ID No:          465843497
  MOS:            11B10 Infantryman
  LenSvc:         Less than one year
  Unit:           B CO, 3RD BN, 8TH INFANTRY, 4 INF DIV
  Note:           E3 at loss. Posthumous Promotion as indicated

  Start Tour:     Friday, 11/21/1969
  Cas Date:       Wednesday, 02/25/1970
  Age at Loss:    21
  Remains:        Body Recovered
  Location:       Binh Dinh, South Vietnam
  Type:           Hostile, Died
  Reason:         Gun, Small Arms Fire - Ground Casualty

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