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RALPH RICHARD LIND JR


is honored on Panel 6E, Line 121 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 7/8/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On April 18, 1966, a Viet Cong sapper attack occurred against the U.S. Marine Alpha North Battery compound, five miles northwest of Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN. An estimated VC company, some wearing nothing but jockey shorts, attacked the compound at 1:45 AM. The VC commenced their simultaneous attack from the North, East, and West. Using wire cutters and Bangalore torpedoes to gain entrance, the Northeast corner of the perimeter was penetrated immediately and the outpost there overrun, killing two Marines. At other points around the compound, some of VC the tripped flares and were immediately taken under fire. Flareships and illumination rounds were deployed during the attack by friendly forces. A total of five Marines from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 3rd Marine Division were killed. They included PFC Robert D. Arnold, LCPL Danny A. Bolin, LCPL Frederick Homeyer, PFC Ralph R. Lind Jr., and PFC William T. Main. Sixteen Marines were wounded, eleven of them seriously. The confirmed VC body count was fifteen, with eight automatic weapons and many grenades and satchel charges captured. Three Marine artillery pieces were damaged in the attack. It was reported at 5:30 AM that some VC had returned attempting to remove the bodies of their comrades. They were taken under fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 10/11/17 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bdej
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Ralph. :-(
  • 50 year HS reunion

    Posted on 6/30/14
    Jr. we talked about you a lot at the reunion.....hope Danny Storey finds you now that you two Marines have crossed over.

    Semper Fi

    CDR Patricia Phillips USN Nurse Corps
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  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 4/18/14 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 4/16/13 - by ccarter02@earthlink.net

    Dear PFC Ralph Richard Lind Jr, 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

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