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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE JAMES FAULKS
POSTED ON 6.24.2024
POSTED BY: Sel J. Wong

Face of a Hero

This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Platoon 1071. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on January 12, 1968.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our great country my brother. Semper Fi.
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POSTED ON 7.4.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 12.21.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 12.22.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Willie James Faulks, Served with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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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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