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PFC Peter Merrill Shepherd

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PFC Peter Merrill Shepherd

Birth
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Death 6 Jun 1968 (aged 20)
Quảng Trị, Vietnam
Burial Portland, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 154184811 View Source
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Peter, the son of Peter D. Shepherd and Jane L. Shepherd of Portland Oregon enlisted in the US Marine Corps on July 6, 1967 in Portland. He arrived in Vietnam on December 8, where he was assigned for duty and served with Company E, 2d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

During the month of June the Battalion continued to occupy and defend strong points in northern Quang Tri Province and participate in Operation KENTUCKY under the operational control of the 9th Marines. On June 6, a reinforced platoon from Company E made contact with a large enemy force in the vicinity of Nam Dong near the junction of route 561 and 606 in Cam Lo District. Reinforcements arrived at the scene of the battle by the time the enemy withdrew the Marines had suffered fourteen men killed in the action and eleven were wounded. One of the casualties was PFC Peter Shepherd, he was killed in action from hostile rifle fire.

Casualties:

H&S Company
Terrance Alan Picciano

Battery G, 12th Marines

F. Ronald Tomon

Company E

Allen James Baker
William Roger Campbell
Forrest Jay Flyte
William Earl Hale
William Allen Hayes
Dennis Lee Lobbezoo
Daniel Lee Prock
Kenneth William Schauble
Walter Lee Seawright
Peter Merrill Shepherd
Lonnie Sheppard Jr
Mikal James Sullivan


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  • Created by: Victor Vilionis
  • Added: 24 Oct 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 154184811
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/154184811/peter-merrill-shepherd : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Peter Merrill Shepherd (23 Nov 1947–6 Jun 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 154184811, citing Finley-Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Portland, Washington County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .