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is honored on Panel 13E, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Misadventure (Friendly fire)

    Posted on 11/16/16 - by
    On December 10, 1966 the 2nd and 3rd Platoons, Mike 3/3 Marines, were on the move. As they approached the Song Cam Lo River the 3rd Platoon formed a semi-circular perimeter through which the second platoon and the company command group passed. A capable swimmer strung a rope from bank to bank and the 2nd Platoon began to ford the swift-flowing, chest deep river. As the Marines were crossing, two F-4 Phantoms passed over heading downriver. A break was called with 2nd Platoon and most of the command group on the far side and 3rd Platoon and the remaining members of the command group on the near side. The two Phantoms returned from downstream and one dropped two bombs into the center of the perimeter formed by the 3rd Platoon. Thirteen men were killed outright and fourteen others were badly injured. Of the five corpsmen on the near side only one was uninjured. The blasts had severed the rope, preventing the corpsmen on the far side from recrossing the river. Although medevac helicopters were called in without delay, several of the wounded died while aboard the helicopters. The seventeen Marines and sailors who died in the incident were PFC John D. Gayman, HM3 John N. Grachtrup, HM3 Donald J. Rion, CPL Clifford R. Singleton, LCPL William H. Bator, PFC John H. Knudsen, PFC Jack W. Logan Jr., 1LT John S. Sayer, GSGT Joseph Clemons, SSGT Doyle A. McShan, SGT Owen F. Neumyer, LCPL Jerry K. Patrick, PFC Michael L. Crouson, PFC Charles J. Esbensen, PFC Martin Ruiz Jr., PFC Robert D. Sage, and PFC Phillip T. Wiley. [Taken from]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/13/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Phillip Tony Wiley, Served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Thank you Cousin Phillip!

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Linda (Welch) Jordan
    You gave, by your own free will, the ultimate sacrifice so that we could enjoy our freedom today! Though I never met you, I am so proud of you and your service to our country!
  • Gone But Not Forgotten

    Posted on 9/16/15 - by Jim Wiley
    So young and naive and so brave, wow what a combination. Still remember you Bro. Even though it was so long ago, seems like another lifetime. Love you and may you enjoy Gods peace in Heaven.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 12/10/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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