|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1947|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1968|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Larry, the son of Earl M. March and Elsie A. Marsh of Battle Creek MI enlisted in the US Navy on August 9, 1966 in Detroit MI. He arrived in Vietnam on July 15, 1968 and was assigned as a Medical Corpsman to H&S Company, attached to Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (Rein) FMF.
On December 8, a platoon from Company C began a search and clear mission into an area known as "Dodge City" by the Marines located south of Hill 55 and Route 4 in Dien Ban District. Sweeping though the Da Hoa village complex the Marines began to receive sporadic rifle fire, advancing towards the source of the small arms fire several of the enemy were sighted and the Marines began to pursue them until they confronted enemy troops in a fortified bunkers who opened up with machine gun and automatic weapons. Air support was called, following the air strikes the men assaulted the enemy positions continuously moving forward until contact was broken by the enemy and withdrew from the advancing Marines. Three Marines, two USN Corpsman died, and eleven men were wounded during the day long fire fight. HM3 Marsh was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of enemy rifle fire.
* HM3 Marsh was presented with the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" posthumously "For meritorious service while serving as a Corpsman with Company C, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division ....from 11 July to 8 December 1968...."
Killed in Action:
James Eugene Brewer
Charles Warren Eugene Caldwell
Paul Quammen Etter
Larry Lee Marsh
Harvie Perry Winkles III
Earl M Marsh (1915 - 2002)
Elsie Arlene Marsh (1916 - 2002)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Springview Garden / LCM Lot 85 , Grave3
GPS (lat/lon): 42.30176, -85.236
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Ottie Konkright
Record added: Jan 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8256308