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JON DAVID VANNATTA

  • Wall Name:JON D VANNATTA
  • Date of Birth:6/16/1945
  • Date of Casualty:8/18/1965
  • Home of Record:RICHMOND
  • County of Record:WAYNE COUNTY
  • State:IN
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Line: 2E, 59
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

WILLIAM NEIL WILSON

  • Wall Name:WILLIAM N WILSON
  • Date of Birth:9/3/1945
  • Date of Casualty:8/18/1965
  • Home of Record:DUNCAN
  • County of Record:GREENLEE COUNTY
  • State:AZ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PVT
  • Panel/Line: 2E, 63
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TIN

BRUCE DOUGLAS WEBB


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 63 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • marine corps birthday

    Posted on 11/10/16 - by gunny sully
    happy birthday, sir. semper fi.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/10/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Bruce Douglas Webb, Served with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Bruce Douglas Webb, 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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  • If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. Bruce Douglas WEBB, USMC...who made the ultimate sacrifice!

    Posted on 6/22/12 - by

    If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nervi ng thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.

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  • Navy Cross Citation

    Posted on 8/18/11 - by A Marine
    Navy Cross

    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Captain Bruce Douglas Webb (MCSN: 0-68857), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of Company I, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 18 August 1965. Captain Webb's company was engaged in search and destroy operations against the communist insurgent forces in Quang Ngai Province when two of his platoons came under heavy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire from a Viet Cong force of battalion size. Without hesitation he moved immediately to the point of crisis in order to maintain his company's momentum in attacking the enemy and to supervise the maneuver of his command. With full knowledge of the hazards involved and with complete disregard for his own safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire while directing the operation of his forces. Observing that the aggressive actions of the enemy threatened an adjacent unit, he requested permission to move his company into the adjoining zone of action and to attack the Viet Cong forces in the flank. In the face of heavy enemy fire he led his company across an open field to assault the enemy. As the attack progressed, the enemy fire increased in volume and accuracy, but he continued to set an example of calmness and courage. Moving from position to position, he inspired his men with his dynamic leadership and courageous fighting spirit until he fell, mortally wounded by an enemy hand grenade. As a result of his professional ability and stirring example the enemy positions were destroyed and over forty enemy killed. Captain Webb's inspiring professional ability and courageous devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom.

    General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

    Action Date: 18-Aug-65

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Captain

    Company: Company I

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 3d Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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