Thank you for your service Posted in: Opinions 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 ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!