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LCpl Matthew John "Skip" Baurle
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1949
Gloversville
Fulton County
New York, USA
Death: May 29, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

Matthew the son of Francis J. Baurle and Margaret Baurle deceased, of Gloverstown NY enlisted in the US Marine Corps on March 29, 1968 in Albany NY. He arrived in Vietnam on September 21, and was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

In the early morning hours of May 28 and 29, during Operation OKLAHMA HILLS, north of the hamlet of Lam Phung (1) in the Dai Loc District of Quang Nam Province a Marine squad in an ambush position were detected and attacked by a superior force of NVA soldiers. The NVA force utilized automatic weapons, B-40 RPG's (Rocket Propelled) and hand grenades in an attempted to overwhelm the men. Holding their ground the Marines fought back until a reaction force arrived to assist and engaged the enemy causing them to withdraw from the battle.

Three Marines died in the battle, one of them, LCpl Baurle was killed in the action as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds from the enemy RPG fire, one died of his wounds later, and twenty four were wounded and evacuated.

Casualties:

Matthew John Braule
Iran Courtland Brown Died of Wounds
Gary Willard Leighton
Emerson Martin

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CPL Baurle was included in the June 27, 1969 LIFE magazine cover article entitled "The Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll."

CPL E3. KIA. Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III MAF, United States Marine Corps.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 23W, Line 013.
 
 
Burial:
Ferndale Cemetery
Johnstown
Fulton County
New York, USA
Plot: American Veterans Section, Lot 94 D
 
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Originally Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Aug 16, 2010
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LCpl Matthew John Skip Baurle
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