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STEVEN PARKER BRODRICK


is honored on Panel 37W, Line 84 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thanks

    Posted on 7/7/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lt. Brodrick,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. Frankie was also a Marine killed in Quang Tri; say hi to him. Independence Day just passed, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Fellow marine

    Posted on 7/26/16 - by Dick Bass Dbass7646@netscape.net
    Steve and I were Marine options at Cal in the NROTC and traveled across country together for our Bulldog Summer at Quantico. Our adventure started in Selma when I rode the Greyhound from Richmond to Selma. From there we drove across the US stopping at various places like Albuquerque where we had interesting adventures.

    After we completed our Bulldog Summer Steve was commissioned and I headed back to Cal for my final year, while he stayed for Basic School.

    Little over a year later I was home in Richmond preparing to go overseas myself and I saw Steve's obituary. I can't express the shock today the shock I felt then. He was such a great guy who I always thought was indestructible.

    Steve was the only graduate of the Cal NROTC unit that was KIA as far as I know. I live everyday with his name and sacrifice before me.
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  • Remembrance of Fine Marine Officer

    Posted on 2/8/16 - by Stephen Negahnquet stephenhn48@gmail.com
    It's been over 53 years since being with you on Foxtrot Ridge that terrible morning. You were a fine leader and Marine officer. You always took the time to talk and teach us young Marines. I salute you sir. Semper Fidelis.
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  • Silver Star Citation (full)

    Posted on 12/11/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
    Steven Parker Brodrick
    Date of death: Killed in Action
    Home of record: Selma California
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    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 First Lieutenant Steven Parker Brodrick (MCSN: 0-103916), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 11 December 1968, Company F was conducting a search and destroy operation near Mutter's Ridge in Quang Tri Province, when the Marines were attacked by a North Vietnamese Army company utilizing mortars, hand grenades and automatic weapons. Although several of his squad and fire team leaders were wounded, First Lieutenant Brodrick unhesitatingly commenced an aggressive assault against the hostile force. Exposing himself to the intense enemy fire, he skillfully maneuvered his platoon across the fire-swept terrain, providing the necessary covering fire for other elements of the company to move into assault positions. Disregarding the hostile rounds impacting near him, he was fearlessly moving among his squads, shouting words of encouragement to his men when he was mortally wounded. His heroic actions and calm presence of mind under fire inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Brodrick 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: 11-Dec-68

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: First Lieutenant

    Company: Company F

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 4th Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/12/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Steven Parker Brodrick, 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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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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