Benedicto Bayron

Posted on February 27, 2010


Bayron W Benedicto was assigned to Charlie Troop on August 16, 1965 and was Killed in Action on November 16, 1965. Benedicto was a Pilot a Pilot of an UH-1B Helicopter. Benedicto was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.

If any family or friend reads this blog, please contact me as I am looking for pictures and personal stories about this brave man.

Benedicto Piosalan Bayron was survived by his wife (Eva Juliette Akee Bayron) and three sons (Rodney 1/62, Michael 10/63 and Darin 8/65). Eva then married Augustine (Gus) Peter Bayron, who is the brother of Benedicto and also served as an Army Paratrooper. Eva and Gus have one daughter, my sister Terre. Eva Bayron passed away in 1984.

I didn’t know Benedicto well as he was killed when I was 3. I don’t think he ever saw my youngest brother who was born in ’65. I seem to remember the funeral and I believe we still have his Purple Heart and the flag that was given to us. Michael is the only one of the sons to serve; Air Force.

I think we do have some pictures of “Daddy Ben” including some from Boot Camp but an unsure. We are trying to gather some information about our lineage but it is scarce.  I’d like to hear from anyone who may have served with him.

From Rodney Bayron: