KEITH R BACORN
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HONORED ON PANEL 35E, LINE 43 OF THE WALL

KEITH RAY BACORN

WALL NAME

KEITH R BACORN

PANEL / LINE

35E/43

DATE OF BIRTH

01/16/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WARREN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Trumbull County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HN

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KEITH RAY BACORN
POSTED ON 1.16.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Hospitalman Keith Ray Bacorn, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 9.10.2017
POSTED BY: John Holladay

Honor to a Corpsman

As his Plt Commander at the time of death it is appropriate to leave a comment. I was only with the 2nd Plt for a very short period so really knew little of the platoon – took command just a few days before the battle on the 27th. Been in the bush since Oct of 67.

Earlier that day we walked into an ambush and lost a lot of guys so we were understrength as we crossed on open field – spread out and ready – ready cept since we were approaching friendly lines we were ordered to have out safeties on – in hind sight that was a dump command from the Bn XO.

As were nearing some deep ground cover and NVA popped up and took aim on Doc Bacorn; I immediacy took aim and fired – cept the safety was on. The NVA got off his shot before I could get my safety off and blow him away (along with an NVA Lt a few minutes later).

I am finally able to recall names (some mental suppression going on); always have remembered the scenes of battle down to where the casualties lay. For sure remember the scene of Doc & the NVA – vivid as if it were yesterday. I was reminded of Doc Bacorn at our last 3rd Bn 4th Marines reunion.

HN Bacorn died a Marine – for that I give him the highest honor!

John Holladay
Former Captain of Marines.

PS Battle never ends for those involved.
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POSTED ON 1.27.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, WIA

Semper Fidelis, Doc.

Thank you Doc Bacorn for your courage and devotion to us, your Marines.
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POSTED ON 1.22.2017
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Keith. :-(
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POSTED ON 10.17.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR HOSPITALMAN BACORN,
THANK YOU FOR BEING A HOSPITALMAN (DOC) AND THE MARINES IN THE 3RD MARINES DIVISION YOU SAVED. I HATE THAT YOU DIED NEAR YOUR BIRTHDAY. SEMPER FI. PEOPLE ARE DECORATING AND PREPARING FOR HALLOWEEN. IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU WE CAN. REST IN PEACE
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