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Vietnam MIA/KIA final salute to be held in Mission Join the community in honoring PFC Corona for his ultimate sacrifice

The service will be held at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Born on June 21, 1949, the army soldier began his tour on June 29, 1970 and died on November 8, 1970 in Vietnam. The remains of the Pharr native were never recovered. Until now, he has not had a memorial service.


The City of Mission will also host a wreath laying ceremony for the family after the memorial service at Mission Event Center where the Vietnam Traveling Wall will be on display March 12-15. Please help us to honor PFC Corona’s service and ultimate sacrifice!



Who:                          City of Mission, Texas Veterans Land Board and local veterans

What:                         Hosting a memorial service and wreath laying ceremony for Vietnam MIA/KIA Army PFC Joel Corona

When, Where:         Thursday March 12, 2020

Memorial Service and Final Salute- Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery, 2520 Inspiration Road, Mission, TX 11:00 a.m.

Wreath Laying Ceremony- Mission Event Center, 200 N. Shary Road, Mission, TX 12:30 p.m.