LOUIS V HERMANN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 18W, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

LOUIS VINCENT HERMANN JR

WALL NAME

LOUIS V HERMANN JR

PANEL / LINE

18W/7

DATE OF BIRTH

03/24/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/29/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CLIFTON HEIGHTS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Delaware County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOUIS VINCENT HERMANN JR
POSTED ON 8.3.2013
POSTED BY: Charlie Vallance

Fellow Marine

I didn’t know Lou but on the night of August 29, 1969, in the Hiep Duc Valley Lou gave his life in an effort that may have saved mine and many others. Hotel Company 2/7 was moving onto a small hill to set up a night defensive position. As my platoon arrived on the hilltop, the NVA opened up from all around the hill with small arms, automatic weapons, RPGs, and mortars. It appears we had triggered an ambush that was intended to catch the company by surprise as we attempted to dig in on the hill. Our Executive Officer was killed in the initial contact.

The company commander, the only remaining officer other than me, moved the rest of the company to the top of the hill under fire and we got ready to send out a reaction force to recover our dead. Due to the volume of fire, no one was able to reach them. At the same time, Golf Company 2/7 began moving towards the hill to try and flank the NVA and take the pressure off.

By now it was full dark and Golf was ambushed as soon they got close to us. I’ve only learned the details 40 years later, but apparently Lou was on point when Golf also walked into an ambush. According to one his fellow Marines, Lou and Gerald Smith were both killed outright when an NVA machine gun opened up.

Lou and I never met, but we were probably only meters away when he died trying to help me. He died in a brief violent encounter the details of which only a few had any knowledge of. Had I not see a post by one of his fellow Golf Company Marines, I would never have known of his sacrifice. Although it’s difficult, I hope more of us will share these kinds of details before they are lost forever.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 8.29.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 4.6.2012

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 5.2.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Louis is buried at St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Delaware County,PA.
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