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Death certificate, burial record and grave marker for Jesse L. Menchaca in Row 17, Grave 617 of the Fort Bragg Main Post Cemetery, Fort Bragg (Cumberland county), North Carolina.

Jesse enlisted in the Army at Shelbyville, IN ca. 1942 and was transferred from the 82nd Airborne HQ to Service Company, 508th PIR on 3 October 1944.

Pvt Menchaca was promoted to Pfc on 4 January 1945 and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.

He re-enlisted on  10 November 1945 and was later transferred to Company A, 187th Regimental Combat Team.

The 187th was deployed to Japan, arriving on 20 September 1950.  One month later, on 20 October 1950, the regiment made successful combat parachute assaults near the towns of Sukchon and Sunchon, North Korea as part of the Battle of Yongju.  It was on this date that SFC Menchaca was listed as being severely wounded in  Sunch'ŏn (South Pyongan), North Korea.

It would seem that after having being treated within the Far East, probably in Japan, he was transferred to Fort Bragg for further treatment and was admitted on 8 December 1950. However he succumbed on 6 January 1951

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