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LCpl Douglas Wayne Armstrong
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1948
Elkhart
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1968
Quang Nam, Vietnam

Douglas, the son of Gerald D. Armstrong and Mildred E. Armstrong of Elkhart IN enlisted in the US Marine Corps on July 3, 1967 in Chicago IL. He arrived in Vietnam on January 3, 1968 and was assigned for duty with Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF. In mid-June, the 2d Battalion was assigned to the SLF and his unit was re-designated Company G, BLT 2/7, 9th MAB.

On D+1 of Operation MEADE RIVER the day began with a heavy air and artillery mission on the "Horseshoe" where the NVA had constructed elaborate fortifications and trench systems. The Marines attacked and tried to breach the NVA defences meeting fierce enemy fire from a determined enemy who fought from mutually supporting bunkers and trenches. Spider and fighting holes had been placed in to enhance the enemy movement to and from protective cover, after failing to breach and having taken heavy casualty's Company G withdrew back to their line of departure leaving several of their dead behind. The battle would resume the next day until finally on November 23, with the majority of the enemy cleared, Company G was able to enter the "Horseshoe" area of the battle and recover all of their men who had been killed in action and had been listed as MIA during the initially attack.

LCpl Armstrong was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

Douglas Wayne Armstrong
Thomas Edward Bush
Thomas William Desselle
Larry Dunn
Glenn Edward Ford
Richard Lee Matthews
William John Russell Jr.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Gerald D. Armstrong (1918 - 1978)
  Mildred E. Armstrong (1921 - 2002)
 
Inscription:
Indiana
L Cpl Co G Blt 2 7 Mar 9 MA5
Vietnam-PH (Purple Heart)
 
Burial:
Prairie Street Cemetery
Elkhart
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 195
 
Created by: Victor Vilionis
Record added: May 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70176820
LCpl Douglas Wayne Armstrong
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See you at Sunset, Brother.LCpl DOUGLAS WAYNE ARMSTRONG is Honored on Panel 38W, Line 22 of theVietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Sgt. Mike, USMC 1/9 Viet Nam
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012

- The Jeans
 Added: Jun. 12, 2011
Sacrifice is always Remembered
- Victor Vilionis
 Added: May. 21, 2011
 
 
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