STEPHEN L IRVIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 46 OF THE WALL

STEPHEN LEE IRVIN

WALL NAME

STEPHEN L IRVIN

PANEL / LINE

26E/46

DATE OF BIRTH

07/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Boone County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR STEPHEN LEE IRVIN
POSTED ON 8.21.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl Stephen Irvin, Thank you for your service an Antitank Assaultman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.25.2018
POSTED BY: RAYMOND FUSTON USMC

SEMPER FI

SEMPER FI
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POSTED ON 9.10.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Stephen L. Irvin
Date of death: KIA
Home of record: Columbia Missouri
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Stephen L. Irvin (MCSN: 2305659), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rocket Squad Leader with Company H, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 10 September 1967. During Operation SWIFT Corporal Irvin's platoon came under intense automatic weapons and small arms fire from a solidly entrenched, numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force. Corporal Irvin fearlessly moved about the fire-swept battlefield directing deadly rocket fire into the fortified enemy positions, accounting for the silencing of at least one enemy machine gun position. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued his aggressive actions until his ordnance was totally expended. Upon depletion of his ammunition, he turned to aid his fallen comrades. He exposed himself to intense enemy fire in the open rice paddy while dragging wounded Marines to covered positions on two occasions. On his third evacuation trip across the fire-swept ride paddy, he was mortally wounded. By his bold initiative, dauntless courage and indomitable fighting spirit, Corporal Irvin reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: September 10, 1967

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company H

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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POSTED ON 6.22.2017
POSTED BY: H. Thayne Cozart

Favorite cousin Steve

Steve was my favorite cousin on my father's side of the Cozart family. He used to spend a week or more with my family at our farm near Bronson, Kansas.

I've visited Steve at The Wall twice and it brought me to tears both times.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2014

you will never be forgotten

we can never thank you enough. i am proud to be a part of your family.
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