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is honored on Panel 3E, Line 107 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 10/15/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PFC Darell Freeman,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
  • Final Mission of PFC Darell G. Freeman

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by
    On November 22, 1965, a platoon of LVTP-5 amphibious tractors from B Company, 1st Amtrac Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was operating in the coastal waters off Quang Nam Province, RVN. The platoon split into two sections and headed in different directions, each with predetermined drop-off points where they were to sweep local villages for enemy presence. The conditions in the water were very windy, and the vehicles battled a strong current as they traversed the mouth of the Ca De River. One of the tractors, B-3-1, lost power when its engine was swamped by water. Unable to restart the motor, another track maneuvered over and hooked a tow cable to assist the crippled 40-ton tractor. The line then broke, and B-3-1 sank. Nine Marines were drowned in the incident. The lost Marines included PFC Barry F. Andersen, PFC Michael A. Beringer, LCPL Richard R. Bigley, PFC John D. Campbell, PFC Darell G. Freeman, CPL Billy W. Hedge, CPL Vilis Lisments, SSGT Moses C. Tabor, and LCPL Richard G. Wick. Navy divers recovered the remains of Andersen, Bigley, Freeman, Hedge, Lisment, and Wick on December 16, 1965. Tabor’s remains were recovered December 21st. B-3-1 was pulled from the water several weeks later. [Taken from and information provided by Charles Caldwell (January 2018)]
  • Served Together

    Posted on 10/5/15
    We served together briefly in CA., Okinawa and Nam. I was in the plt the night you and the others were called out to aid other marines in trouble. You and 6 other marines didn't return. 50 yrs ago next month. So much yet so little time. You guys will not be forgotten.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 11/22/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/31/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Darell Goodwin Freeman, 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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