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David Paul Anderson; Birth Date: 2 Dec 1947 Death Date: 12 Apr 1968 Home City: Westfield Home State: New York SSN/Service #: 2203326 Death Date: 12 Apr 1968 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Tour Start Date: 12 Apr 1967 Service Branch: United States Marine Corps Rank: Private First Class Military Grade: Private First Class Province: 03 Decoration: Not Available CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Unit: H Co 2nd Bn 7th MarS Service Occupation: Rifleman (USMC)


Robert Michael Casey; Birth Date: 15 Jun 1948 Death Date: 16 May 1968 Gender: Male Age: 19 Race: Caucasian Home City: Guttenberg Home State: New Jersey Religion: Roman Catholic Marital Status: Single SSN/Service #: B111377 Citizen Status: U.S. Death Date: 16 May 1968 Processed Date: May 1968 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed Casualty Reason: Gunshot or Small Arms Fire Casualty Air: Ground Casualty Body Status: Body Recovered Service Branch: Department of the Navy Military Grade: Hospital Corpsman (Navy) Pay Grade: E4; Province: Military Region 1 - Quang Nam;Length of Service : 01; Service Occupation: Hospital Corpsman

Robert the son of Martin J. and Mary Ann Casey of Guttenberg NJ enlisted in the US Navy on July 26, 1966 in Brooklyn NY. He underwent Field Medical School at Camp LeJeune NC and then was stationed at the US Naval Hospital in St Albans NY. He arrived in Vietnam on December 15, 1967 and was assigned for duty with H&S Company attached to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On operation Allen Brook, Company G and encountered a NVA Battalion in the fortified village complex of Phu Dong. The Marines encountered heavy enemy fire, varying from individual small arms, to B-40 RPG, heavy machine-gun and mortar fire. The attacking force began taking heavy casualty's from an entrenched enemy who stood its ground in protective bunkers often fighting the Marines at close quarters. Marine mortar fire and artillery support could not break the NVA defenses throughout most of the day, until finally the sweltering heat and an accumulation of fifty fixed wing air strikes forced the NVA out of their bunkers and trenches, afraid of encirclement by the evening the NVA broke contact and withdrew leaving some of their dead behind. Marine losses were heavy with units reporting twenty five dead and over forty wounded; among them was HM3 Casey who had been killed by an enemy gunshot. HM3 Casey was presented the Navy Cross posthumously "For extraordinary heroism on 16 May 1968"


Billy Ray Greene; Birth Date: 22 Aug 1948 Death Date: 4 May 1968 Home City: Fort Worth Home State: Texas SSN/Service #: 2382924 Death Date: 4 May 1968 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Tour Start Date: 27 Feb 1968 Service Branch: United States Marine Corps Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG) Rank: Private First Class Military Grade: Private First Class Pay Grade: Private (U.S. Army) or Airman (U.S. Air Force) or Private First Class (U.S. Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) Province: 03 Decoration: Not Available CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Unit: H CO 2ND BN 7TH MARS Service Occupation: Rifleman (USMC)

Billy the son of Luerathia Sims of Santa Monica CA enlisted in the US Marine Corps on September 15 1967 in Fort Worth TX. He arrived in Vietnam on February 27, 1968 and was assigned to Company H, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF. A squad in an ambush position east of An Thuy Tu hamlet in Hoa Vang District detected suspicious movement to the southwest, and requested 81 mm mortar support on the location of the activity. After the rounds impacted, a second barrage was requested but six of the rounds fell short wounding Marines men and causing the death of PFC Greene from multiple fragmentation wounds from the friendly mortar fire. (Source: Courtesy of Victor Vilionis 2011)


Gerald Anthony McCall; Staff Sergeant; PERSONAL DATA; Home of Record: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Date of birth: Thursday, 06/13/1940; MILITARY DATA; Service: Marine Corps; Grade at loss: E6; Rank: Staff Sergeant; ID No: 1592696 ; MOS: 0369 Infantry Unit Leader; LenSvc: Between 10 and 11 years; Unit: H CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV; CASUALTY DATA; Start Tour: Friday, 01/19/1968; Cas Date: Sunday, 07/14/1968; Age at Loss: 28; Remains: Body recovered; Location: Thua Thien, South Vietnam; Type: Hostile, died outright; Reason: Gun or small arms fire - Ground casualty; ON THE WALL; Panel 52W Line 029


Hospitalman George Franklin Myrick

Hospitalman George Franklin Myrick; Birth Date: 19 Aug 1945 Death Date: 17 Mar 1968 Gender: Male Age: 22 Race: Caucasian (White) Home City: Los Angeles Home State: California Religion: Protestant Marital Status: Single SSN/Service #: B817902 Citizen Status: U.S. Death Date: 17 Mar 1968 Processed Date: Apr 1968 Casualty Country: South Vietnam Casualty Type: Hostile Air: Helicopter Air Casualty; E-3; HN; Province: Quang Nam

George the son of Carl C. and Garnet Z.E. Myrick, enlisted in the US Navy on April 19, 1966. He attended Field Medical School in Camp Pendleton CA and then was assigned to the US Naval Hospital in San Diego. With orders for duty in Vietnam HN Myrick was assigned to H&S Company and attached to Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF as a Field Corpsman when he arrived. During Operation Worth, after a frontal attack against enemy forces on Hill 502 that raged most of the day, contact was broken by the enemy. Casualties were gathered and brought to an LZ for medical evacuation.

A CH-46 D from HMM-265 arrived for the medical evacuation, upon lift off the helicopter came under intense enemy ground fire and as it circled away from the LZ it was hit in the rear pylon by a B-40 RPG rocket causing it to crash and burn in a valley below. The entire crew and six wounded survived, nine other wounded men died including HN Myrick who had been wounded in his left leg while treating Marines during the battle and was also being medically evacuated. HN Myrick was presented the Navy Achievement Medal with combat "V" "For outstanding achievement in superior performance of his duties 13 January 1968" and presented the Bronze Star Medal posthumously "For heroic achievement on 6 February 1968 while serving as a Corpsman" (Source: posted OBIT at findagrave.com


Charles Emmette Olson; Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class; PERSONAL DATA; Home of Record: Naytahwaush, MN; Date of birth: 09/22/1947; MILITARY DATA; Service: United States Navy; Grade at loss: E4; Rank: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class; ID No: B611975; MOS: 0000: Not Recorded Length Service: 01; Unit: H&S CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF; CASUALTY DATA; Start Tour: 11/15/1967; Incident Date: 02/19/1968; Casualty Date: 02/19/1968; Age at Loss: 20; Location: , South Vietnam; Remains: Body recovered; Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright; Casualty Reason: Ground casualty; Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire; URL:www.VirtualWall.org/do/OlsonCE01a.htm; ON THE WALL Panel 40E Line 027; VIRTUAL WALL


Douglas Blanchard Parsons; Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class; PERSONAL DATA; Home of Record: Arvada, CO; Date of birth: 02/18/1947; MILITARY DATA; Service: United States Navy; Grade at loss: E4; Rank: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class; ID No: B601609; MOS: 0000: Not Recorded; Length Service: 01 Unit: H&S CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF; CASUALTY DATA; Start Tour: 11/15/1967; Incident Date: 03/18/1968; Casualty Date: 03/18/1968; Age at Loss: 21; Location: South Vietnam; Remains: Body recovered; Casualty Type: Hostile, died; outright; Casualty Reason: Ground casualty; Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire; URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/ParsonsDB02a.htm; ON THE WALL; Panel 45E Line 027; VIRTUAL WALL


Manuel Mendoza Siqueiros; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class; PERSONAL DATA; Home of Record: Nogales, AZ; Date of birth: 12/23/1945; MILITARY DATA; Service: United States Navy; Grade at loss: E5; Rank: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class; ID No: 1394339; MOS: 0000: Not Recorded; Length Service: 02; Unit: H&S CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF; CASUALTY DATA; Start Tour: 07/15/1968; Incident Date: 07/25/1968; Casualty Date: 07/26/1968; Age at Loss: 22 (based on date declared dead); Location: South Vietnam; Remains: Body recovered; Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds; Casualty Reason: Ground casualty; Casualty Detail: Other explosive device; URL: www.VirtualWall.org/ds/SiqueirosMM01a.htm; ON THE WALL Panel 50W Line 015; VIRTUAL WALL


Stephen Duane Wood; Birth Date: 23 Mar 1938 Death Date: 7 Oct 1968 Home City: Kennett Home State: Missouri SSN/Service #: 6822481 Death Date: 7 Oct 1968 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Service Branch: Department of the Navy Rank: Hospital Corpsman (Navy) Military Grade: Hospital Corpsman (Navy) Regiment: 7TH MARINES Batallion: 2ND BN Province: 03 Decoration: Not Available CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Service Occupation: Hospital Corpsman (NAVY)


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