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Thank you for your service

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This February 16 will be the 55th anniversary of the one casualty of 58,220 killed in the Vietnam War that was from Elgin, Texas. An anniversary of a young man who served and gave his all, but perhaps by now a long-forgotten fact except by one Elgin family. Anastacio 'Tacho' Beltran was drafted by the U.S. Army under the then-Selective Service System not long after high school. After stateside infantry training, he went the route of so many of our young men drafted during that era: straight to Vietnam.His arrival there was July 21, 1966, and after seven months of ...

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