LESTER FREEMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 39E, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

LESTER FREEMAN

WALL NAME

LESTER FREEMAN

PANEL / LINE

39E/47

DATE OF BIRTH

07/20/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR LESTER FREEMAN
POSTED ON 8.1.2022
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 remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 7.20.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

75

Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 7.19.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 10.5.2019
POSTED BY: wkillia[email protected]

Final Mission of PFC Lester Freeman

On February 15, 1968, a convoy containing Engineers from the 65th and 588th Engineer Battalions were enroute to Thien Ngon Airfield in Tay Ninh Province, RVN, with a security escort provided by a platoon from A Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry (Mechanized), when they were ambushed by an estimated Viet Cong company. The 8:25 AM attack occurred less than two miles from the airfield when the VC fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at the convoy. Two M41 Walker Bulldog tanks escorting the convoy came under heavy rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) fire. The lead tank commander, SSG Spencer Adams, and crew members SP4 Donald M. Dale, 1LT James M. Hill, and SP4 Rex F. Tutor were killed instantly. Infantrymen riding in a M35 2½-ton cargo truck immediately engaged the enemy, but the entire convoy was ambushed. Intense enemy RPG, mortar, and heavy machine gun fire engulfed the besieged convoy. The second M41 tank was able to engage the enemy’s right flank. Air and fire support were immediately requested, with artillery support provided by FSB Lily. Engineers from B Company, 588th Engineer Support Battalion, which were on the left rear flank of the convoy, moved into an aggressive defensive firing position until fire and air support appeared on station. The artillery and air support caused the enemy to disengage but not before they destroyed eight vehicles and one tank and killed ten Americans and wounded thirteen others. Apart from the lost M41 tank crewmen, the other slain U.S. personnel included (from A Co 2/22): SSG James T. Davis, PFC Lester Freeman, PFC Clyde R. McAfee, and PFC Mural McDaniel; (from the 588th Eng Bn): SP5 Kenneth L. Fulton and SP5 Bruce A. Nelson. Enemy losses were unknown. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Combat After Action Report for Operation Yellowstone, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, April 3, 1968]
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POSTED ON 3.13.2019
POSTED BY: Sue Britton

Looking for Photo

This message is meant for anyone (family, friend or acquaintance) who might have known this individual. As a community service project for the American Legion Auxiliary, I am looking for a photo of this service member so that they may be fully recognized and honored on the Wall of Faces. If you have access to any type of photo (military, graduation, casual or group), please contact me at [email protected]
Your help is greatly appreciated!
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