EDWARD S ESTES
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 20 OF THE WALL

EDWARD STANLEY ESTES

WALL NAME

EDWARD S ESTES

PANEL / LINE

39E/20

DATE OF BIRTH

02/03/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DALLAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dallas County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD STANLEY ESTES
POSTED ON 8.25.2018
POSTED BY: BRYAN K HOLOMAN

HOME OF THE BRAVE

Although I did not know you, I honor your name. Although I did not know you, I honor your history. Although I did not know you, I honor your service, because without you, I would not be free. I was 7 years old when you honored your country with your life. I am now 58 years old, because you were a citizen of the Home of the Brave.
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POSTED ON 8.16.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear LCPL Edward Estes,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is important for us to remember all of you. It has been too long, and it's about time 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2017

My Uncle

He was an amazing uncle. He was my favorite uncle. I hope he can her my right now he is a hero to me and i will never forget him
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POSTED ON 3.2.2017

My Uncle

He was an amazing uncle. He was my favorite uncle. I hope he can her my right now he is a hero to me and i will never forget him
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POSTED ON 2.13.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

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 Lance Corporal Edward S. Estes (MCSN: 2329731), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company C, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 13 February 1968. During Operation HUE CITY, Lance Corporal Estes' platoon was assigned the mission of seizing an enemy occupied objective. As the platoon neared the designated area, they were taken under intense enemy automatic, semi-automatic, small-arms, mortar and anti-tank rocket fire from a numerically superior enemy force. Quickly assessing the situation, he moved his men to the point of heaviest contact and deployed them in the most advantageous firing positions. Braving the enemy fire, two Marines attempted to cross the street and one was seriously wounded and fell in an exposed position. Realizing the danger to the injured man, Lance Corporal Estes, with complete disregard for his own safety, made two daring attempts to rescue the man but each time was forced back to his position by the intense enemy fire. Directing his squad to deliver a heavy volume of suppressive fire, he fearlessly started across the fire-swept street for a third time and, as he neared the casualty, was wounded and knocked to the ground. Ignoring his injuries, he steadfastly continued his determined efforts and, upon reaching the casualty, was mortally wounded by the intense enemy fire. By his bold initiative, gallant fighting spirit and loyal devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Estes reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: 13-Feb-68

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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