Capt John Lee Prichard

Capt John Lee Prichard

Birth
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Jan 1968 (aged 29)
Quảng Trị, Vietnam
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 119571527 · View Source
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John was the husband of Patricia A. Pritchard and loving father of Kimberlyn R. Pritchard of Oklahoma City OK. He was son of John T. Pritchard and Mary D. Pritchard also of Oklahoma City OK. Capt Pritchard entered service in Annapolis MD on June 7, 1961. Arriving in Vietnam on September 2 1967 he was assigned for duty as the Company Commander of Company I, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

In the early morning hours of January 27, elements of the 320 NVA launched an attack on positions of the 4th Marines along Route 9, Mikes Hill, and including the Battalion CP (Command Post)in the Cam Lo District of Quang Tri Province. Heavy fighting went on for several days will numerous losses both to the Marines and their aggressors, the NVA. One of the casualties during the battles was Capt Prichard who was killed in action as a result of a gunshot wound from hostile rifle fire.

* Captain John Lee Prichard was presented with the SILVER STAR Medal posthumously "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action ....on 27 January 1968...."


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 30 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119571527
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Lee Prichard (19 Jan 1939–27 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119571527, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .