STEPHEN E DUKEHART
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 74 OF THE WALL

STEPHEN ERNEST DUKEHART

WALL NAME

STEPHEN E DUKEHART

PANEL / LINE

13E/74

DATE OF BIRTH

10/11/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/23/1966

HOME OF RECORD

GARDENA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PVT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEPHEN ERNEST DUKEHART
POSTED ON 4.7.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your friend Phillip Perrine is touching. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 12.15.2021
POSTED BY: Phillip A. Perrine

My Childhood Best Friend - Always in my Heart

So many years have gone by but the hole in my heart just gets bigger and the hurt never goes away. I think about you every day Steve. I know you are okay because we met in one of my dreams and you told me you were okay. The hug you gave me in my dream has given me such peace. I look forward to seeing you again up the road. Best Friends Always, Phil
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POSTED ON 10.11.2021
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Marine.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace PVT. Dukehart, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family. Semper Fidelis!
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POSTED ON 10.11.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private Stephen Ernest Dukehart, Served with the 2nd Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2019

Final Mission of PVT Stephen E. Dukehart

PVT Stephen E. Dukehart and CPL Duane A. Vogel were riflemen serving with 2nd Platoon, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. On December 23, 1966, Dukehart and Vogel, with members of their squad, were tasked with finding a river crossing near the hamlet of Phuoc Duc (2) in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. While trying to affect a crossing, the two Marines were swept away. Vogel’s body was found seven days later in the river and recovered. On January 2, 1967, a Vietnamese civilian alerted Marines to the body of an American on a trail that was carried there by guerillas. As the unit approached the body, they were ambushed by automatic weapons fire and an estimated three snipers. The Marines returned fire and later swept the area, finding nothing. The body, identified as Dukehart, was returned to the Marines' command post for evacuation. The Vietnamese civilian was rewarded 2500 piasters for their help. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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