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PFC Fredrick Joseph Brenke
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Birth: Jul. 26, 1948
Saint Peter
Nicollet County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1967
Quang Tri, Vietnam

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

L CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
0311 Rifleman

Location on The Wall - Panel 22E Line 072

The Khe Sanh Combat Base drew enemy artillery and mortar fire on a continuing basis, and tracking down and destroying the enemy positions was an equally continuous activity on the part of the Marines. On 27 June 1967 the Combined Action Company at Khe Sanh sent a patrol to Hill 689, 4 kilometers west of the combat base, to look for suspected mortar sites.

As the patrol reached the crest of Hill 689 they encountered a much larger NVA force and were ejected from the hilltop with two dead and two men missing in action. India 3/26, which was returning from an overnight patrol, was diverted to Hill 689 to assist the CAC OSCAR Marines. The Company Commander sent the 1st and 2nd Platoons up the hill on slightly divergent courses, intending to take the NVA from two directions. Both platoons encountered heavy enemy fire and the remainder of India 3/26 moved in to assist. At the same time, Lima 3/26 was lifted into the area. By 1930 the crest of Hill 689 had been cleared of NVA and India and Lima joined to form a consolidated night defensive position.

# Combined Action Company OSCAR (Khe Sanh)

Cpl Dennis A. O'Connor
Cpl James M. Shepard
LCpl Charles A. Lynch
LCpl Francisco A. Mazariegos


# H&S Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines

HN3 Carl D. Dudley


# I Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines

2ndLt Dale C. Allen
SSgt Donald P. Hamilton
Cpl Anthony Dicesare
Cpl Richard L. Walker
Cpl Stephen G. Wassenich
LCpl Jeffrey J. David
LCpl Charles M. Gattis
LCpl Alejandro R. Godinez
LCpl Freddie L. Johnson
LCpl Kenneth A. Millard


# L Co, 3rd Bn, 26th Marines

Capt Franklin D. Bynum
Pfc Fredrick J. Brenke
Pfc William J. Williams


 
 
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 Parents:
  Howard George Brenke (1924 - 2002)
  Stella Therea Smith Brenke (1923 - 1995)
 
 Sibling:
  Earl Brenke (1947 - 2007)*
  Fredrick Joseph Brenke (1948 - 1967)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Saint Peter
Nicollet County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section B, Side West, Lot 108, Marker 2.29.16
 
Maintained by: Kari Lanning
Originally Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Mar 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67561563
PFC Fredrick Joseph Brenke
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PFC Fredrick Joseph Brenke
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PFC Fredrick Joseph Brenke
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- rw2009
 Added: Jul. 26, 2015
Semper Fi Marine
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 Added: Apr. 21, 2014

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