STEPHEN E AUSTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 58W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

STEPHEN EDWARD AUSTIN

WALL NAME

STEPHEN E AUSTIN

PANEL / LINE

58W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

06/01/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/08/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DENAIR

COUNTY OF RECORD

Stanislaus County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEPHEN EDWARD AUSTIN
POSTED ON 4.9.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy Cross Citation

Stephen Edward Austin

Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Stephen Edward Austin (MCSN: 2127411), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy while serving as a Squad Leader with Company C, First Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marine Regiment, FIRST Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 8 June 1968. While on a combat patrol approaching the village of Cu Ban 4, Corporal Austin's platoon was taken under enemy fire from a nearby bunker immediately killing or wounding several Marines. Determined to silence the bunker and retrieve his fallen comrades, Corporal Austin convinced his platoon leader not to fall back and call in an air strike. Corporal Austin brilliantly maneuvered his squad to an area from which they could provide effective covering fire on the enemy bunker. With complete disregard for his own safety, Corporal Austin single-handedly assaulted the bunker and destroyed it with a grenade. Although mortally wounded in the attack, he was successful in turning the tide of the engagement, which led to the complete elimination of the enemy within the village. Corporal Austin's bold action, courage under fire, and complete dedication to duty reflected great credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Marine Corps, and the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2018
POSTED BY: Allen Austin

The Navy Cross

The Navy Cross
50 years after Steve was Killed in Action, The Secretary of the Navy has awarded him the Navy Cross.
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POSTED ON 10.21.2016
POSTED BY: Ken Davis

"Charlie Company", 1st Bn 27th Marines, 1st Mar Brigaged

The Marines in "Charlie" Co. where all 2nd tour Vietnam Veterans. Shipped out from K-Bay, Hawaii from Pearl Harbor for t\"Tet Offensive 11/67 to VietNam Operation "Hue City". Embarking off the USS Vancouver in DaNang.
I served as a Sniper/Squad Leader with Steve Austin, MartyGarcia, Lloyd Furnung , Art Sinksen and Lt. (mustang SSGT Blankenship) and other's.
We were only Marine brigade using M-14 rifles . Steve was my best friend.
Other Battalions arrived from Camp Pendleton, CA.
Most of the Marines received 2nd Presidential Citation as well as 1-2 Purple Hearts for Action against the NVA.
Rotated as Unit to the "Rock" & eventually to San Diego, CA for "parade! All filled with unk Marines from other Units to make it appear we were all intact with zero casualties!! (Another BS Story unreported at that time).
Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 10.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CORPORAL AUSTIN.
THANKS FOR BEING A GRUNT. I HATE THAT YOU DIED NEAR YOUR BIRTHDAY. SEMPER FI, WE ARE CELEBRATING COLUMBUS DAY, AND THE DISCOVERY THAT LED TO US BEING IN AMERICA. THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING AMERICA. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 6.29.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Stephen Edward Austin, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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