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JOSEPH BERKLEY CROWDER


is honored on Panel 9E, Line 129 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of CPL Joseph B. Crowder

    Posted on 9/11/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Operation Colorado was a U.S. Marine Corps and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) search and destroy operation that took place in the Hiep Duc District of Quang Tin Province, RVN, lasting from August 6–22, 1966. At approximately 2:15 AM on August 12th, the 2/5 Marines set up a Battalion perimeter and helicopter fuel area about one-mile west of Tam Ky, when they started receiving 8 to 12 rounds of enemy 81mm mortar fire, an unknown number of 57mm Recoilless rifle rounds, and approximately 200 rounds of small arms fire. The enemy fire was estimated to be coming from the north. Four Marines were killed in the attack and another 21 wounded. Within five minutes, a reaction team force of two platoons with tanks extended the perimeter and returned fire. The enemy withdrew, and no further contact was made. At 6:00 AM, patrols from Companies G & H, 2/5, commenced a sweep with tanks of the area to the north of Tam Ky in search of enemy forces. During the seven-hour sweep, spent Recoilless rifle round casings and mortar base plates were discovered. Several Vietnamese civilians were detained for questioning about the mortar attack. The four lost Marines were GSGT Donald Constande, CPL Joseph B. Crowder, LCPL Ronald E. Frizzell, and SSGT John D. Wyszomirski. PFC Eric B. Barrow Jr. was critically injured in the attack after suffering fragmentation wounds to the back abdomen and chest. He died aboard the Navy hospital ship USS Repose on August 19, 1966. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 2/5 Marines Command Chronology for August 1966, and wikipedia.org]
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/3/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Joseph Berkley Crowder, Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/4/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Cpl Joseph Crowder,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. 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.
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  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 8/12/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/12/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Joseph Berkley Crowder, 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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