Pedro Valenzuela

October 27, 1943 - April 9, 1968

Pedro was born on October 27, 1943 and lived in Guadalupe, Arizona. He grew up in Picacho Peak in Arizona. After grade school in Picacho he went to work as a farm laborer to help his parents. Pedro was a self taught musician and played both the accordian and guitar.

Although listed with the Department of Defense as a caucasion, he was actually a Native American belonging to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe His reservation is located in Tucson Arizona.

Pedro was unmarried. His tour in Vietnam began On Februrary 26, 1968. He was a PFC when assigned to the 526th CC&S Co. He was killed in action on April 9, 1968 when his company was attacked by enemy sappers. He was in-country 43 days when he was killed. He was 24.

He was laid to rest in Guadalupe, Arizona ..............

.............. Faustino Valenzuela (Nephew)

Guadalupe Cemetary
On the Wall, Panel 49E Line 006