EDWIN J FICKLER
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HONORED ON PANEL 34W, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

EDWIN JAMES FICKLER

WALL NAME

EDWIN J FICKLER

PANEL / LINE

34W/23

DATE OF BIRTH

05/04/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/17/1969

HOME OF RECORD

KEWASKUM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Washington County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWIN JAMES FICKLER
POSTED ON 5.4.2024
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Edwin James Fickler, Served with Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 11 (H&MS-11), Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. It remains my fervent hope you will be returned home after the passage of so many years.
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POSTED ON 4.20.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

79

Never forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine
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POSTED ON 3.14.2020
POSTED BY: Teresa Studstill

Capt. E James Fickler

While in high school I wore his MIA POW bracelet for many years.
Thank you and your family for giving your all for our Country

Many Thanks!
Teresa Studstill
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POSTED ON 2.23.2020

Final Mission of CAPT Edwin J. Fickler

At the beginning of 1969, North Vietnamese Army engineer units maintained a number of major in filtration routes into South Vietnam. Among them was Route 922 which paralleled the Laotian border and entered South Vietnam south of the Song Da Krong Valley, becoming Route 548. The North Vietnamese were determined to maintain and defend Routes 922 and 548. The volume of anti-aircraft fire increased during this same period. Allied aircraft on armed reconnaissance, interdiction, and direct support missions reported heavy 12.7mm, 25mm, and 37mm anti-aircraft fire with airbursts as high as 16,000 feet. On January 17, 1969, a USMC A-6A Intruder (#152586) from Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 242 (VMA[AW]-242) was conducting a night direct air support/armed reconnaissance mission when it was shot down by 37mm antiaircraft over the northern A Shau Valley. The squadron conducted both visual and electronic searches, but the plane and its pilot, CAPT Edwin J. Fickler, and navigator, 1LT Robert J. Kuhlman Jr. were not found. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “U.S. Marines in Vietnam: High Mobility and Standdown 1969” by Charles R. Smith]
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