Estevan Torres

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Christian County, KY

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Specialist 4

Estevan Torres had enlisted in the Army, entered via regular military and served during the Vietnam War. His start of tour or enlistment date was November 10, 1967. He had the rank of Master Sergeant and was an Infantry Operations and Intelligence Specialist and served with Special Forces, B-56.

He left behind a wife, two daughters, a son, father and sister. FOB-5 was named “Camp Torres” in his honor. From MSergeant Massey: “Torres and his wife treated us like family. They would invite us over for dinner often. They were extremely gracious.”

Some of the awards, medals and commendations that Estevan Torres either received or may have been qualified for, include: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, and Good Conduct Medal.

Age: 36

Date of Death: March 22, 1968

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