Domingo R S Borja

Domingo R. S. Borja

Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Special Forces
Unit: HHC, C & C Detachment, 5th Special Forces Group
Date of Birth: 01 February 1931 (Cabatuan Iloilo, PI)
Home City of Record: San Francisco CA
Date of Loss: 21 February 1967
Country of Loss: Laos
Loss Coordinates: 161656N 1070252E (YD188011)
Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered
Category: 2
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 0598
Other Personnel In Incident: (none missing)

Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 15 June 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 2020.


SYNOPSIS: Domingo Borja was a member of a Special Forces reconnaissance team attached to Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Command & Control Detachment, 5th Special Forces Group. On February 21, 1967, the team was
operating in Laos near the Laos/South Vietnam border, in extreme northern Saravane Province very near the province boundary of Savannakhet Province. The location is so near Vietnam that some lists locate Borja’s area of operations in South Vietnam.

While trying to assist a wounded teammember, Borja was confronted by an enemy soldier. Each fired at the other simultaneously, and both were killed instantly. Both bodies were checked by 2 teammembers who detected no signs
of life whatever.

Because of the enemy presence in the area, the remainder of the team evaded and left the body of Borja behind for later recovery. Subsequent efforts to locate and recover the remains for the next 5 days were unsuccessful.