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Sgt Allen G Arbogast
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Birth: Sep. 28, 1948
Death: Dec. 31, 1998

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

VC Guns Silenced by Marine

PHU BAT, Vietnam (ISO)
Cpl. Allen G. Arbogast, 19, of Medford, Minn., knocked out two enemy machine gun nests hidden in haystacks during a platoon sweep north of Pnu Bai. As the platoon from A Co., 1st Bn., 27th Marine Regt, 1st Marine Div., swept toward a village, six Viet Cong soldiers opened up from two enemy machine guns hidden in two haystacks 30 meters away. The Leathernecks set down a base of fire as Arbogast grabbed three grenades and started crawling toward one of the haystacks. Arbogast hurled all three grenades and silenced the position. He crawled back to the platoon and obtained three more grenades. As enemy fire splattered the ground around him, Arbogast crawled to the second haystack and hurled the grenades. Thinking he had knocked om the gun, Arbogast returned to his men. Just then the second gun opened up again. Arbogast collected two more grenades and crawled toward the enemy a third time. As soon as he was close enough, Arbogast threw the grenades and killed all three of the VC manning the gun.

SOURCE: Pacific Stars and Stripes newspaper, May 21 1968



 
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Medford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: (781) 393-2487
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Jan 20, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103828769
Sgt Allen G Arbogast
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