CPL NESTOR OJEDA
"C" Company
716th Military Police Battalion 

Age 24 - From New York, New York
Killed in action during the 1968 Tet Offensive in Saigon (Gia Dinh Province, South Viet Nam) on January 31, 1968



INFORMATION FROM VIETNAM VETERANS
MEMORIAL FUND (www.vvmf.org)


NESTOR OJEDA
is honored on Panel 36E, Row 29 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Full Name: NESTOR OJEDA
Wall Name: NESTOR OJEDA
Date of Birth: 10/6/1943
Date of Casualty: 1/31/1968
Home of Record: NEW YORK
State: NY
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: CPL
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: GIA DINH



MEMORIAL FROM VIETNAM VETERANS
MEMORIAL FUND (www.vvmf.org)


"FRIEND" - "Mickey" was his nickname and he was a senior at InterAmerican University in San German, Puerto Rico in 1965. He dated my roommate, Sandra Asencio, and he was my buddy.

Every time we saw each other he started singing "Barbara Ann," and his singing voice was absolutely dreadful! But we would both laugh and hug and go about our business.

Mickey was the president of the board of directors for our student center, Beverly Hall. He encouraged many of us to get involved because it truly was the center of our social activities on campus. He wanted us to have our say about it's operation. We had a governing body that year of approximately 25 people. What a wonderful leader he was.

He encouraged me to run for office for the following school year; I did and won! I tried, and hopefully succeeded, to conduct the business of my office following Mickey's example.

When Mickey graduated in 1966, through my membership in the Beverly Hall Board of Directors, I was proud to be a part of the graduation ceremonies. Part of my responsibility was participating in the welcoming body for our guest speaker, Robert F. Kennedy. What a wonderful opportunity to both see my friend graduate, and be in the presence of a famous political figure.

Mickey and Sandy broke up sometime in the next year--her choice entirely. I think she was always the love of his life. I lost touch with him as young and foolish people are prone to do.

In 1968 I was living in Washington, D.C. working for the CIA when my mother came across an article in the San Juan Star reporting Mickey's death. She called to inform me, and I was devastated. The guilt I felt in not continuing our friendship was almost unbearable.

Each time I visit the "Wall" in D.C. to touch my brother's name (Ronald Dean Layton, Marine A-4 pilot KIA 4/4/69), I run my fingers over Mickey's as well.

I never forgot you, Mickey! Love from Bababa BaBarbaraAnn

Posted by: Barbara Scheibel
Monday, October 15, 2001




FROM "THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL"
(http://tanaya.net/vmw/O/rec-38516.html)

Let us not forget Corporal Nestor Ojeda, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, CPL Ojeda served our country until January 31st, 1968 in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam. He was 24 years old and was not married. Nestor died from multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered. Nestor was born on October 6th, 1943 in New York, New York.

CPL Ojeda is on panel 36E, line 029 of the Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.



CASUALTY RECORD FOR NESTOR OJEDA
FROM WWW.NO-QUARTER.ORG

(http://www.no-quarter.org/gui/detail.php?ID=38517)

GENERAL/PERSONAL
Home: New York, New York
Birth Date: 1943-10-06
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Married/Single: Single
Religion: Roman Catholic
Citizen: Yes

MILITARY
Service: Army
Rank: CPL
Serial Number: 11823964
Component: Regular
Grade: E3
MOS: 95B1P
Length of Service: 00
Start of Tour: 1967-10-12

CASUALTY
Casualty Date: 1968-01-31
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died
Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Air or Ground: Ground Casualty
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Gia Dinh
Posthumous Promotion: Posthumous promotion as indicated
Body Recovered: Body recovered
Location on The Wall: Panel 36E - Row 029
RefNo: 10396
Processed Date: 6801



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