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Ronald Edward Ames
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1940
Wells
Delta County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1967
Quang Ngai, Vietnam

Ronald the son of Frederick J. and Nina A. Ames of Detroit MI, the husband of Claudette V. Ames and father of Ronald E. Jr. and Kimberly K. Ames of Winslow ME enlisted in the US Navy on September 16, 1957.

On his second deployment to Vietnam HM2 was assigned to H&S Company and attached to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On a search and destroy mission during Operation Desoto, the Marines were moving to their night position south of An Diem, when they engaged a concealed VC force. The leading elements engaged the VC with small arms and hand grenades overrunning the enemy and forcing them to flee into heavy brush. Three Marines and HM2 Ames died in the exchange of fire, with another man dying of his wounds after being evacuated.

Artillery and fixed wing air strikes were directed on likely enemy targets as the unit moved to another location. During a close air support strike, an air craft dropped its rockets on the Marines position resulting in the death of two men and wounding several others.

Casualties:

Ronald Edward Ames
Albert Allen Curley
Robert Louis Curry
Edilberto Garcia
James Edward Green
Robert Lee McGee
Dennis Carroll Stroud
 
 
Burial:
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Troy
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Garden of Victorious Faith, Section 543, Space 3
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: Apr 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68983476
Ronald Edward Ames
Added by: Lester Letson
 
Ronald Edward Ames
Added by: Mike Losey
 
Ronald Edward Ames
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Added by: Al Weatherburn
 
 
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- The Jeans
 Added: May. 7, 2011

- Lester Letson
 Added: Apr. 27, 2011

- Victor Vilionis
 Added: Apr. 27, 2011
 
 
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