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Nabor Richard Tafolla

Nabor Richard Tafolla
U.S. Marine Corps
Nabor Richard Tafolla of Oelwein graduated from Oelwein Community High School in the class of 1965 before enlisting in the Marine Corps in July of that year. He completed his first tour in Vietnam before beginning a second tour in January 1968 as a motor vehicle operator. CPL Tafolla was temporarily reassigned as a scout patrol to spy on the enemy in Quang Nam Province when his patrol unit was attack. He was killed after suffering a gunshot wound to his head. A funeral service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and his body was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, both located in Oelwein.
City of EntryOelwein
Conflict/Time PeriodVietnam War
Service Location
Separation StatusKilled In Action (KIA)
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