1st Platoon, C Company, 4th/47th Battalion, 2nd Brigade

Photo taken following Basic Training
July 1966 – Fort Riley, Kansas

Benjamin Acevedo Jr. passed away on August 13, 2009 in Kennewick, Washington. “Ace” was born December 10, 1946 to Berta and Benjamin Acevedo, Sr. in Sunnyside, Washington. Some of his hobbies were fishing, trap shooting and riding his Harley’s. He loved being around his family and friends. He worked at Hanford for 30 years as a truck driver and retired in 2005. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Benjamin is preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Beto and Frankie. He is survived by his mother, Berta; wife, Janey; two sons, Benjamin III and Jason; brothers, Roland “Pallio” and Pete; sisters, Leonarda, Estella, Berta, Delia and Christina; grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He will be missed and always loved and remembered. At Benjamin’s request there will not be any services held.

This hurts. Ace was one of my favorites. Even in the thick of things Ace and I would find something to laugh about. He always smiled and was fun to be around. I remember in one battle Ace was hit by shrapnel under his eye while we were laying against a rice paddy dike. I watched him wipe the blood off and go about his business. The last time we talked at one of our Charlie Company Reunions, I told him that I would try to help him get a Purple Heart but he told me no. This is truly a sad day.
Clarence Shires – 1st Platoon
August 14, 2009

I will send my condolences to the family.  I remember Ben well, He came up to me years ago at one of our first reunion over twenty years ago and said, ” Hello John”, just like that out of the blue he remembered me – I was pleasently surprised and shocked as it had been over 22 years that we had fought together in that war and he knew who I was right off the bat. I will never forget that about Ben, he was a true brother.  He will be missed

John Bradfield – 3rd Platoon, C/4/47
August 17, 2009

Never forget your Veteran

Here’s Ben upon return from patrol near Dong Tam in the Mekong Delta. – Summer of 1967 –
Ben Acevedo and Nick Dones – Charlie Company Reunion Veteran’s Day W/E, 2008 – San Antonio, Texas