1LT John Clyde White III

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1LT John Clyde White III

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 1 Nov 1968 (aged 24)
Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 120951196 · View Source
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1stLt White was the husband of Sheila White, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. White Jr., the dear brother of Frederick and Andrew White all of Dayton Ohio, and Mrs.Sara W. Arn (Dale), of Jefferson City MO. In Vietnam, 1stLt White was assigned to and was serving as a Platoon Commander with Company H, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

On November 1 during Operation HENDERSON HILL Company H engaged an enemy platoon in fortified position in the Le Nam Village complex located in in Duy Xuyen District of Quang Nam Province. The enemy in bunkers fired accurate RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade), and automatic weapons fire against the advancing Marines. Fixed Wing air support was requested with the Marines pulling back and setting up a perimeter with the engagement lasting until dusk. During the battle six Marines were killed in action and several were wounded, 1stLt White was one of the casualties he was killed by hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

H&S Company

Larry Thomas Waltz

Company H

Norman Gene Cates
Stanley Harrell
William John Morrison
Marvin Burnett Mullis – Died of Wounds
Michael John Synod
John Clyde White III


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 29 Nov 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 120951196
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT John Clyde White III (25 Dec 1943–1 Nov 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 120951196, citing Christ Episcopal Church Columbarium, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .