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is honored on Panel 31W, Line 33 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 8/19/18 - by
    On February 27, 1968, Khe Sanh Combat Base, a United States Marine Corps outpost south of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), was hit by an enemy mortar attack. Three Marines and a Navy corpsman were killed in the barrage. PFC John E. Berger, a rifleman from B Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, was killed when the 81mm mortar position took a direct hit wounding one man. PFC Berger and others jumped on the wounded man to protect him as more incoming rounds exploded nearby, injuring several others and killing Berger. HM2 Edward L. Niebur, a Navy corpsman, was injured and later died from his wounds when a mortar round exploded near the 1/26 latrine where he was standing. PFC Earl W. Harris, a rifleman from E Company, 2/26 Marines, suffered fragmentation wounds to the head and body. He died the following day aboard a helicopter enroute to the Third Medical Battalion. CPL Mark D. Cool, a mortarman from Headquarters & Service Company, 1/26 Marines, suffered fragmentation wounds to the body. He was medically evacuated the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Tachikawa Air Base in the western part of Tokyo, Japan, where he succumbed to his wounds on March 2, 1968. [Taken from and]
  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Cpl Mark Cool,
    Thank you for your service as a Mortarman. Your 69th birthday just passed. Happy birthday. You were born on my dad's birthday, say hi to him his name is Sam. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Mark Douglas Cool, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine division, Third Marine Amphibious Force. Montani Semper Liberi!
  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 3/2/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Mark Douglas Cool, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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