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RICHARD RAY BIGLEY


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 106 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We were brothers

    Posted on 3/23/18 - by Sgt. Don O. Peña gypsyjoker357@gmail.com
    Good friend, great person, good times.
    So long ago. Still miss you Butch.
    Hang tight, see you soon.
    RIP
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  • We were brothers

    Posted on 3/23/18 - by Sgt. Don O. Peña gypsyjoker357@gmail.com
    Good friend, great person, good times.
    So long ago. Still miss you Butch.
    Hang tight, see you soon.
    RIP
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  • Final Mission of LCPL Richard R. Bigley

    Posted on 1/17/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    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 coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Charles Caldwell (January 2018)]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 3/13/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LANCE CORPORAL BIGLEY,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RIFLEMAN. SEMPER FI. WE ARE PREPARING FOR A BLIZZARD. WE'LL HAVE THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT THOSE OF YOU WHO PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE FOR US. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • Today

    Posted on 11/11/15
    Thinking of you today Rich...
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