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PFC Ronald Lee Sharar

PFC Ronald Lee Sharar

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 20 May 1967 (aged 19)
Quảng Trị, Vietnam
Burial Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
Plot Block 13
Memorial ID 49446919 · View Source
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Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Service Branch: PFC United States Marine Corps

Operation HICKORY in May 1967 was directed at reducing the combat strength and supporting infrastructure of North Vietnamese Army units operating in and south of the DMZ. The Battalion Landing Team built around 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines was inserted on 20 May in the northeastern corner of the HICKORY operating area.

Hotel 2/3 made an opposed air assault into LZ PARROT at YD147773; the opposition was strong enough so that the LZ was closed to further landings until Hotel 2/3 and supporting arms had secured the area. Hotel 2/3 then moved toward its initial objective, a village to the north-northwest at YD144787. The village was fortified and defended by what appeared to be a reinforced NVA platoon, supported by mortars and artillery firing from within the DMZ. The NVA were forced to withdraw by sundown, but the Marines had lost eight men in the intial landing and the subsequent assault. Of those 8 men lost were:

A Co, 3rd Eng Bn
PFC Ronald L. Sharar, Orlando, FL, combat engineer with Hotel 2/3 (Source - The Virtual Wall)

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  • Created by: M Holmes
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49446919
  • M Holmes
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Ronald Lee Sharar (4 Aug 1947–20 May 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49446919, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by M Holmes (contributor 46815238) .