WILLIE J FAULKS
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HONORED ON PANEL 46W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

WILLIE JAMES FAULKS

WALL NAME

WILLIE J FAULKS

PANEL / LINE

46W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MONTGOMERY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE JAMES FAULKS
POSTED ON 8.29.2018

Fifty years ago today sadly remembered.

At 8:15 AM on August 29, 1968, while establishing a blocking position with Mike Company 3rd Battalion 7th Marines (3/7) in preparation for Operation Sussex Bay, a search and clear operation in Quang Nam Province, RVN, the lead Platoon of Lima Company, 3/7, received intense hostile sniper fire and made heavy contact with the enemy in the Dodge City area southwest of Da Nang, 2 miles south of Hill 55. While attempting to maneuvering against the enemy flank, the Marines came under a heavy volume of automatic-weapons fire delivered from three sides by a large North Vietnamese Army force, and sustained numerous casualties. Mike Company 3/7, and elements of Company D, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Company G, 2d Battalion, 27th Marines, and 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, First Tank Battalion joined in the battle assisting Lima company to extract from the ambush area. Assisted by aircraft and artillery, the Marines dislodged the North Vietnamese. Friendly losses totaled 10 dead and 33 wounded. The Marines reported killing 42 of the enemy.
The Lima 3/7 losses included; PFC Ronald E. Adkins, LCPL Willie J. Faulks, Platoon Radioman CPL Louis A. Herrera, PFC Lile L. Johnson Jr., PFC Richard S. Moxley, LCPL Raymond P. Reilly and Navy Corpsman Richard Lee Powell. The Mike 3/7 losses were CPL Gary A. Hall, and PFC Donald W. Simonson. 2LT Harold C. Dailey II, platoon commander of 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, First Tank Battalion, fell victim to an enemy sniper’s bullet while in a strategy session with the tank commanders who were under his command.
[Taken from virtualwall.org, coffeltdatabase.org, and “U.S. Marines in Vietnam: 1968 The Defining Year” and the Navy Cross citation of “Doc” Richard Powell]
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POSTED ON 8.29.2018

You are not forgotton.

Fifty years ago today , six young souls taken from Lima 3/7.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.26.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Willie Faulks,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Your 50th anniversary is on Wednesday, sad. Another national holiday is coming, and we honor you this Labor Day. 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 3.4.2018
POSTED BY: Krysteen Wescott

I requested your picture

My name is Krysteen Wescott and I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert H Wescott Jr. It meant a lot to me to find your picture.I wrote to have your picture posted in Dec 2017 and now see your picture is posted. You are remembered
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