HONORED ON PANEL 42E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

JOE DANIEL DUNN

WALL NAME

JOE D DUNN

PANEL / LINE

42E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

08/05/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WESLACO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hidalgo County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOE DANIEL DUNN
POSTED ON 12.16.2015

Final Mission of SSGT Joe D. Dunn

On March 1, 1968, while reconnoitering a road near Hue with his platoon during the Tet battle for that same city, SGT John N. Moreno was hit by machine gun and small arms fire from a concealed enemy position. A corpsman responded to a call for a medic, and HN Steven P. Swatek came forward, but he too was fatally wounded twice by the same enemy fire, falling down beside SGT Moreno. A third brave marine charging forward, SSGT Joe D. Dunn, was also killed by the hidden enemy. Now the whole platoon was strung out on the road, pinned down and unable to move. Finally, a Marine Phantom (jet) was able to break through the low cloud ceiling and on its second run dropped a 250 lb. bomb right on target. Five enemy bodies literally flew up into the air along with their weapons. The platoon was able to get back on its feet and secured night positions in the area where the enemy had concealed themselves. The following morning they crossed the same area where so many brave marines had just been killed and wounded. They returned to Hue with feelings of sadness, remorse and yet, also feeling damn lucky to be alive. [Taken from limathreefive.com]
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POSTED ON 3.1.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Staff Sergeant.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Joe Daniel Dunn, 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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POSTED ON 10.10.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Joe is buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Weslaco, TX.
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POSTED ON 3.1.2004
POSTED BY: Joshua Stoller

Thank You Soldier

Dear Sir, I am a Gridley High School student in
the town of Gridley Illinois. As a class we are doing
a Gridley High School Posting Project to honor those
who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country
and the freedom of the people living there. I thank
you so much for the bravery that you had in making
this decision in your life. We cannot express the
gratitude that we have for you and the role that you
had in the history of this country. Again I thank you
for your great decisions, God Bless.

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