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is honored on Panel 20W, Line 128 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/10/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • Your name was read at the Memorial today.

    Posted on 11/10/17 - by Jon Ossewaarde
    Lindsay - The Reading of the Names started Tuesday as part of the 35th Anniversary of the Memorial. Your name was scheduled to be read today at 9:40 AM. May God's peace be with your family and friends, and may they know that you are remembered always by your brother Marines who served with you. Semper Fi.
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 8/10/17 - by A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969
    Lindsay C. Turner
    Date of death: August 10, 1969
    Home of record: Edgemore South Carolina
    Status: KIA


    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Lindsay C. Turner (MCSN: 2481645), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company E, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. Early on the morning of 10 August 1969, During Operation IDAHO CANYON, Private First Class Turner's platoon was occupying a night defensive position approximately eight miles northwest of the Vandegrift Combat Base when they suddenly came under an intense ground attack from a reinforced North Vietnamese Army company employing grenades, explosives, and small arms. In he initial moments of the assault, the enemy penetrated the Marine perimeter, overran several positions near Private First Class Turner's and inflicted heavy casualties among the Marine defenders. As a result of the enemy penetration, Private First Class Turner was the only man left in his area who was still able to fire against the advancing hostile soldiers. Although wounded in the neck and shoulder by grenade fragments, he steadfastly defended his tenuous position until the enemy began to withdraw. He then left his fighting hole and started moving seriously injured Marines to the platoon aid station. While thus engaged, Private First Class Turner was mortally wounded by fragments from a hostile mortar round which impacted near him. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the defeat of the enemy attackers. By his courage, resolute determination and unwavering devotion to duty, Private First Class Turner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

    Action Date: August 10, 1969

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Company E

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 3d Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
  • You are not forgotten old friend

    Posted on 8/9/17 - by Wade Blanks
    You are not forgotten old friend. You and the other 22 Marines who gave their lives August 10,1969 on a hill called Mutter's Ridge halfway around the world. I will remember you to my dieing day. I am grateful to have known you. I thank you for trying to make this world a better place. I thank all of you and the ones who made it back home alive. God bless you all.
  • The last C-rat coffee

    Posted on 8/11/16 - by BP Matyi
    It was early morning after that dreadful night battle. You, Kristoff and I shared a C-ration coffee heated over a chunk of burning C4 plastic explosive while eating from a can of peaches and marveling that we were still alive. Then the enemy mortar tubes popped and we dove into our fighting holes for cover. I didn't hear the detonation- the concussion knocked me clean out in the bottom of my foxhole.
    When I came to my M-16's hand guards had been blown off and the barrel was smoking. Hearing sound from your hole I scrambled up and out of mine.
    Kristoff had been killed instantly by the 82mm round- you were alive, but mortally wounded. I pulled you out and up into the perimeter a little yelling for a corpsman.
    When one came- he looked at you then our eyes met. With a quick shake of his head, he moved on and I held you as the life slowly ebbed away.
    I 'm sorry I couldn't do more. You, Kristoff, Wolfe and Marmie will be with me until the end of my years. Gone but never forgotten and always honored.
    SF- BPM
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