|Sgt. 1st Class Tung M. Nguyen
United States Army
KIA 14 Nov 2006
Memorial Page Established by-Thomas , Dale , Carl , Patricia , Linda , Roger
In Honor Of Benzy Nguyen
Our hearts are broken , our souls are lost , from now
on our high school reunion's
will never be the same , You were our best friend .
You died for our freedom . Rest in peace.
May 26, 2008
Westchester High and Old Westbury Middle School
of New York
In Memory of a young Soldier named Benz V, Nguyen
We were your teachers. We taught you to prepare for
life wherever it led you, even to an early, untimely end. And, to that
end, you were the best of students.
You learned not only the academic skills but also refined the life
skills taught you
by your mother as she gave you life; struggled as a lone parent, guided
you as you grew, sacrificed and worked for you; and enjoyed your
company for the years allowed you together.
When the cause of freedom of others called, you answered. You repaid
the debt you felt
you owed to your mother, the country that gave her freedom, others on
the far side of the world who had their freedom denied to them, until
you and your comrades-in-arms restored that freedom. You more than repaid
the debt as you paid the highest price, and now live beyond your years
in the love and devotion of your mother, in our hearts, in the
memories of all who love and live for freedom, in your own country and in the
faraway land where you laid down your life.
We remember you, we honor you, we grieve for you-brave soldier, good
student, fine young citizen; loving, honoring, sacrificing son. We were
all honored by your
presence in the short time you spent with us.
May God and goodness bless you now in your eternal afterlife as you
live on in our memories, and beyond.
May 31, 2008
SFC ROD Brewer
Sergeant First Class Tung M. Nguyen, 38, a Special
Forces communications sergeant assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special
Forces Group at Fort Bragg, died Nov. 14, 2006, as a result of a gunshot
wound during combat operations in Baghdad.
Nguyen was born in Cantho, Vietnam, became a U.S. citizen, and was
raised in Tracy, California. He enlisted as an Infantryman in 1986.
His first assignment was with Company A, 4th Bn, 22nd Inf Reg, 25th
ID(Light) at Schofiled Barracks, Hawaii where he served for three years.
He then left active duty and served with the Army Reserve in
In 1991, he reentered active duty, and served with 1/187th Inf Reg,
101st Abn Div (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Ky., for one year before
volunteering for Special Forces training.
Nguyen began his journey to become a Special Forces Soldier in 1992 and
earned the coveted Green Beret when he graduated from the course in
1993. He was assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Wash.,
that year and served in all three combat battalions during his tenure
there, first as a communications sergeant and then as an intelligience
In 2003, Nguyen was chosen to become an instructor at the U.S. Army
John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He served in both
instructor and operations positions, preparing Special Forces Soldiers for
the rigors of combat, until February 2006 when he was assigned to the
3rd SFG where he served until his death.
Nguyen's military education also includes the Special Operations and
Target Interdiction Course, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance,
Target Analysis and Exploitation Techniques Course, Warriors Leaders Course,
Nuclear Hazards Training Course, Basic Airborne Course, Air Assault
Basic and Anti-Terrorism Corses, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned
Officer Courses and Combat Lifesaver Course.
His awards and decorations include two Meritorious Service Medals, two
Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, six Army Good
Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Global War on
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,Armed
Forces Reserve Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development
Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge,
Air Assault Badge, Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge, and the Special
Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple
Heart, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.
He also was the winner of the 2006 Small Arms Championship Sniper Class
competition, and the 2006 Joint Specail Operations Command Small Arms
Championship Pistol Class competition.
Nguyen is survived by his wife, Marcia of Raeford, N.C. He is also
survived by his parents, Nguyen Van Tuan and Phan Cong Duc of Alameda,
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Christmas in Arlington...
Rest easy, sleep well my brother, Nguyen.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell....