by Jim Henderson
Negron was always a one name, one word, kind of
guy. We pronounced it Na (soft a) groan.
Im sure that I never had a clue
as to what his first name was. Years later, on a B Company Roster, he had been listed as Felciano Negron. But, when I, sadly,
located his name on the Social Security Death Index, his official moniker with SS Administration, was Alberto E. Negron-Felic.
To me, hell always be Na-groan.
He was quiet and kept to himself, didnt
seem to have any special buddies, that I recall, although
Im sure he must have been tight
with someone, and I simply cant recall. I guess he was the first Puerto Rican that I ever knew personally. He was an all right guy.
Did his job, didnt complain, carried his own weight. Didnt make waves or cause trouble.
I know nothing about him after Viet Nam. I
dont know how he died, or who he left behind. Maybe,
someone with more knowledge
of detail will find this and be able to add to and complete it.
Rest in Peace Negron.
I remember when he came in country.
We shared a convoy ride from Camp Enari to some Firebase near
He was kind of quiet but friendly. He was assigned to his squad and immediately sent out on patrol.
Next time I saw him was on a Battalion stand down in Camp Racliff in An Khe. We shared a few beers.
But he appeared a changed person. Something happened to him in the Field.
RIP My Brother !
Antonio Adorno HHC 1/22 Infantry 1969-70
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