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Corp John Richard Houlihan

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Corp John Richard Houlihan

  • Birth 14 Jun 1947 Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 6 Jul 1967 Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Burial Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 22106958

Cpl Houlihan#2148837
MOS:0311 Rifleman.

John was born and raised in Brockton.
His grandparents migrated to America from
Ireland.
John enlisted in the Marines 26 August 1965 at
the Boston Recruiting Office.He took his boot
camp training at Parris Island.
When John arrived in Vietnam he was assigned
to the 2nd Platoon with Hotel Company,2nd
Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine
Division.
While participating in Operation Beaver Track
Hotel Company was in the vicinity of Go Linh,
when the 2nd Platoon was ambushed,3 kilo-
meters south of Con Thien.John died as a
result of a shrapnel wound to the neck area
from enemy mortar fire.John had previously
been wounded during combat.
John was single and served his country for 1
year,10 months and 10 days.KIA#14,295.
Tour of duty unknown.
John was 20 years and 22 days old.
Survived by his parents;John Henry & Madeline
Houlihan of 226 Winthrop St,Brockton,MA and
his sister;Judith Anderson of 41 Field St,
Brockton,MA.


Family Members


Inscription

Two Purple Hearts


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  • Maintained by: Tony
  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 11 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22106958
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John Richard Houlihan (14 Jun 1947–6 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22106958, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Tony (contributor 47235247) .