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Corp James Patrick Brock

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Corp James Patrick Brock

  • Birth 21 May 1942 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 1965 Trung Tin, Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 75,Lot 1487, Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 23015697

James, the son of James J. Brock and Katherine M. Brock of Cleveland OH, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on October 4, 1962 in Cleveland OH. He arrived in Vietnam on July 6, 1965 assigned with Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF.

After the initial phase of the planned movement on December 10, during operation Harvest Moon, LtCol Utters Company E was dispatched south of their location to link up and with Company F 2d Battalion, 1st Marines who were pinned down by enemy fire and taking casualties. Both Marine rifle Company's engaged the enemy who were in well entrenched, fortified, and in concealed positions along a tree line which began at the base of Hill 407. The enemy force was equipped with 12.7mm machine guns, mortars and a variety of small arms which rained a heavy volume of fire on the attacking Marines. The battle continued until both units were able to withdraw with their casualties into a defensive perimeter that night.

The day had been costly for the Marines, four men were killed in action and two would later die of their wounds. One of the casualties was Cpl Brock who died as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds.

Casualties:

James Patrick Brock
Vernon Thomas Carter Jr.
Richard Earl Chabot
Donald Eric Glickman
Cephas Barnes Jr. Died of Wounds
Richard Finisa Moody Died of Wounds


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Information posted below by Bill Andersen Jr.:

CPL - E4 - Marine Corps - Regular

Length of service 3 years
Casualty was on Dec 10, 1965
In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
Panel 04E - Line 6


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  • Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
  • Originally Created by: Bill Andersen Jr
  • Added: 21 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23015697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp James Patrick Brock (21 May 1942–10 Dec 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23015697, citing Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Victor Vilionis (contributor 47207612) .