EUGENIO E FERNANDEZ JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 57E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

EUGENIO ERASMO FERNANDEZ JR

WALL NAME

EUGENIO E FERNANDEZ JR

PANEL / LINE

57E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ROMULUS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR EUGENIO ERASMO FERNANDEZ JR
POSTED ON 8.16.2019

Final Mission of PFC Eugenio E. Fernandez Jr.

On May 9, 1968, Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, was the point company in a battalion-sized operation pursuing North Vietnamese Army elements that had threatened the Marine combat base at Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province, RVN. Advancing from a night defensive position northwest of the Marine base, Delta moved out along the center of a low gully in a westerly direction. As the company pushed forward, a heavy volume of automatic weapons fire was received from NVA units concealed in fortified positions. In addition to their many machine gun bunkers, the NVA used both rockets and mortars to harass the movement of the Marines attempting to return fire. Delta Company was reinforced by Charlie Company during the assault, and Bravo Company with tanks provided a base of fire. The attack continued, and with the help of the tanks, the NVA were pushed out of the ville. The battalion and Delta Company recovered casualties and took night defensive positions around the ville. The night was long with the crying of village women and the silhouette of the dead Marines gathered together waiting for daybreak and their helicopter flight back to Dong Ha. During the engagement, the battalion suffered about 50 killed and wounded. Delta Company sustained the most casualties, including the Company Commander, CAPT Edward J. Hughes Jr., who was killed by enemy gunshot wounds to the head and body. The following Delta Company Marines were lost in the engagement: LCPL Kurtis N. Chapman, PFC Eugenio E. Fernandez Jr., PFC Edward A. Gillaspy, LCPL Homer Mitchell Jr., HM3 Winston Parker, LCPL Jack E. Porter, LCPL Robert P. Sickles, and PFC Billy G. Stewart. Further Marine casualties included (from C Company) LCPL Larry E. Adolf, (from A Company) tank crewman CPL Robert N. Minetto, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the neck; and (from H&S Company) radioman CPL Paul L. Frederickson and Hospital Corpsmen HM3 Winston G. Parker and HN Melvin G. Windham. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 9.1.2018
POSTED BY: Stacy Gary

We never met but we’re family...

Hi Cousin Genie as I was told you were called. Your mother and my grandfather were sister and brother. Thank you for your sacrifice and the sacrifices of all our men and women in uniform. Continue to rest in heavenly peace.
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POSTED ON 8.31.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Eugenio Fernandez,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is Labor Day weekend, and we remember you all. 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 1.6.2018
POSTED BY: Thurman Moore

Gene Fernandez

I remember the day I met you at ITR Camp Pendleton, Ca. We rode you like a mule back then and you took it in stride. Never got mad just smiled and laughed with us. I contacted one of the guys that was with you, when you died. He told me you played the hero, went out and retrieved your CO's body and was about 5 feet from cover when you went down. What got me about it was the the CO had already expired, but you went out under heavy fire to get him anyway. You and I were almost alike, I had my second tour also, only you, Devers and Mike Sears didn't complete the second tour.
Rest in Peace Gene, you and a lot of the guys we were with In ITR, July/August 65, are back with you now.
God Bless
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POSTED ON 8.24.2017
POSTED BY: Kd

Thank you for your sacrifice Marine

You gave your All
God Bless You for Eternity
We still remember you
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