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PFC Teddy Merlin Hodges, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1945
Rexburg
Madison County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1969
Quang Tri, Vietnam

PFC Hodges#2435926
MOS:0311 Rifleman.

Teddy was born in Rexburg,before his parents
moved to Malta.He was the oldest child in the
family of 3 boys and 3 girls.Teddy graduated
from Raff River High School.
Teddy and Frances Ilene Quisley were married
13 November 1964 and had 3 children.At the
time of his death Teddy and Frances were
divorced.
Teddy enlisted in the Marines 6 May 1968 at
the Boise Recruiting Office.After boot camp at
the San Diego MCRD and infantry training at
Camp Pendleton he went home on leave.
Teddy arrived in Vietnam 6 April 1969 and was
assigned to Hotel Company,2nd Battalion,3rd
Marine Regiment,3rd Marine Division.
At approximately 1200H hostile forces engaged
Hotel Company with small arms and mortar
fire,10 kilometers northwest of Cam Lo Village.
Five Marines died during combat.Teddy died as
a result of multiple fragmentation wounds to
the left side of his chest,left upper leg,left side
of his back,left buttock,left lower arm and right
hand,while participating in Operation Virginia
Ridge.
Teddy was single and served his country for 1
year.KIA#42,643.
He had been in Vietnam for 2 months.
Teddy was 24 years,3 months and 18 days old.
Survived by his ex-spouse;Frances I Hodges,a
son;David Kenneth and two daughters;Melanie
Ilene and Donna Lynette of 4750 54th Ave N,
Phoenix,AZ
His parents;Teddy & Viola Valene Hodges Sr,2 brothers;Stephen Val and Phillip Lewis and 3 sisters;Rosiland Ann,Susan Valene and Joann
Malissa of Box 133,Malta,ID.

Note:
His civilian gravestone shows his middle name
as Merland.
The application for his government gravestone
indicated that his middle name was Merlin.
Official military records have his middle name
as Merlin.

Brother,Steven Valentine Hodges
Born February 25,1950 Died June 30,2010
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Viola Valene Beebe Hodges (1926 - 2006)
 
Burial:
Valley Vu Cemetery
Malta
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
 
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: dkb
Record added: Jul 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20587974
PFC Teddy Merlin Hodges, Jr
Added by: dkb
 
PFC Teddy Merlin Hodges, Jr
Added by: dkb
 
PFC Teddy Merlin Hodges, Jr
Added by: dkb
 
 
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Never forgotten.Semper Fi,
- Tony
 Added: Sep. 4, 2014
Semper Fi Marine RIP you are not forgotten
- Scott E Dodson
 Added: Dec. 9, 2013

- SAO
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013
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