|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1948|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1969|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Alan, the son of Nyla J. Turner of Castro Valley CA, and the son of Milton E. Logan Jr. step-son of Donald Turner both deceased, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on February 12, 1969 in Oakland CA. He arrived in Vietnam on October 14, 1969 and was assigned to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
PFC Turner, who was a non-battle casualty, requiring evacuation for medical treatment from the forward CP (Command Post) located northwest of Hill 800 in Que Son District of Quang Nam Province. Due to the thick jungle canopy the helicopter from HMM-364 would not be able to land, and the extraction would have to be made with the use of a jungle penetrator hoisting the Marine onboard though the canopy. Approaching the hatchway, the apparatus began to sway, hit the side of the helicopter and PFC Turner fell or was knocked out of the penetrator to his death on the ground below.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Plot: Section P, Row 42, Grave 32
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Dec 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23572977
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ALAN B TURNER is on the Wall at Panel W16, Line 93. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.|
Billy M. Brown
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