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Sgt Richard Jerome Vedder

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Sgt Richard Jerome Vedder

Birth
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death
17 Mar 1967 (aged 23)
Quảng Trị, Vietnam
Burial
Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Plot
sec VS, block 6, lot 14
Memorial ID
120912887 View Source

Richard the son of Clarence B. Vedder and Mary L. Vedder of Duluth a veteran of over five years of service reenlisted on November 1 1966 in San Diego CA. In Vietnam he was assigned to and serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On March 7, Company B of the 1st Battalion, and Company E , 2d Battalion were placed under the OPCON (Operational Control) of the 3d Marine Division and were deployed to the Khe Sanh Combat Base in the Huong Hoa District of Quang Tri Province. On the night of March 16 into March 17 on the northern defense perimeter in the vicinity of Hill 861S Company E came under attack by a large NVA force as the Marines began to move their night patrol base to a new location. Company B reacted and joined in the battle and when the battle subsided, The Marines had suffered nineteen men killed in action, fifty eight wounded, two who would later die of their wounds. Sgt Vedder was one of the casualties, wounded he died at the Khe Sanh Battalion Aid Station.

Casualties:

H&S Company

Francis Arthur Benoit
Andrew Albert Alderman

Company E

Norman Richard Catlin
James Gormon Goetz
Charley Edward Gunn
Ronald Joseph Imperiale
George Dennis Johnson
Lloyd Nelson Kurtz
William Charles Lamon
Julian Allan Mc Kee
Joe Lawrence Schroeder
Richard Jerome Vedder Died of Wounds

Company B

John Herbert Cheeks Died of Wounds
Michael James Daley
Donald Eugene Harper Jr
Sylvester Land
Danny Eugene Nicklow
James Earl Perry
Alfred Pino
David Rhoades
Ted Williams

Richard the son of Clarence B. Vedder and Mary L. Vedder of Duluth a veteran of over five years of service reenlisted on November 1 1966 in San Diego CA. In Vietnam he was assigned to and serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On March 7, Company B of the 1st Battalion, and Company E , 2d Battalion were placed under the OPCON (Operational Control) of the 3d Marine Division and were deployed to the Khe Sanh Combat Base in the Huong Hoa District of Quang Tri Province. On the night of March 16 into March 17 on the northern defense perimeter in the vicinity of Hill 861S Company E came under attack by a large NVA force as the Marines began to move their night patrol base to a new location. Company B reacted and joined in the battle and when the battle subsided, The Marines had suffered nineteen men killed in action, fifty eight wounded, two who would later die of their wounds. Sgt Vedder was one of the casualties, wounded he died at the Khe Sanh Battalion Aid Station.

Casualties:

H&S Company

Francis Arthur Benoit
Andrew Albert Alderman

Company E

Norman Richard Catlin
James Gormon Goetz
Charley Edward Gunn
Ronald Joseph Imperiale
George Dennis Johnson
Lloyd Nelson Kurtz
William Charles Lamon
Julian Allan Mc Kee
Joe Lawrence Schroeder
Richard Jerome Vedder Died of Wounds

Company B

John Herbert Cheeks Died of Wounds
Michael James Daley
Donald Eugene Harper Jr
Sylvester Land
Danny Eugene Nicklow
James Earl Perry
Alfred Pino
David Rhoades
Ted Williams


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MINNESOTA - SGT US MARINE CORPS - VIETNAM - PH


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