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  • Wall Name:JOHN L MATTOCK
  • Date of Birth:5/17/1948
  • Date of Casualty:3/12/1968
  • Home of Record:BLAINE
  • County of Record:GRAINGER COUNTY
  • State:TN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:44E, 28
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM


  • Wall Name:JEFFERY E MEAD
  • Date of Birth:5/25/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/12/1968
  • Home of Record:JANESVILLE
  • County of Record:ROCK COUNTY
  • State:WI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:44E, 29
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


is honored on Panel 44E, Row 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/28/16 - by Robert Sage
    Randall is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Sect 33, Site 2476
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/18/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Randall Lee McElreath, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi, Marine.

    Posted on 3/12/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Thank you LCPL Randall Lee McElreath

    Posted on 3/12/04 - by Donald Lytle
    I want to thank you Randall Lee McElreath, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, although we never met personally, thank you LCPL Randall L. McElreath, for a job well done!

    It's Heroes like you, that made it possible for others like me, to return home and lead full and free lives!


  • Randy is my cousin and my best friend !

    Posted on 2/20/02 - by Karen Boatmun
    My name is Karen (Cross) Boatmun and Randy is my first cousin. I say it in the present tense because I have had regular conversations with him all these years even though he is physically gone. Randy and I were best friends, and the person to whom everyone else is compared. Barbara, you are right, we also shared a sense that sense of humor!

    Posted on 6/2/99 - by Barbara Dollison
    Randy was the older brother for all of us kids on the block. He was fun to be around and often pulled practical jokes. He especially liked to start watermelon fights after eating it and his older brother usually got the worse of it. I was 16 when Randy lost his life in Viet Nam and even now I wonder what he could have accomplished in this life. His sense of humor and fair play woould have taken him far in life. Money didn't mean too much to him, but being a buddy did. His dad was in WW II and came back. We all wish that Randy had, along with the others.

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