TYRONE F LAMITIE
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

TYRONE FRANCIS LAMITIE

WALL NAME

TYRONE F LAMITIE

PANEL / LINE

37E/38

DATE OF BIRTH

08/24/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BRUSHTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR TYRONE FRANCIS LAMITIE
POSTED ON 3.30.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. You died at 18 years of age. I am 74 and have lived a long and fulfilling life. It is tragic you never had that same opportunity. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2022

Battle for Hill 861A - February 5, 1968

Khe Sanh Combat Base was a U.S. Marine Corps outpost south of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Quang Tri Province, RVN. Several thousand yards from its perimeter, hills 881 South, 861, 861A, and 558 figured prominently in the defense of the base. In early February 1968, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines held Hill 861A. When they arrived, the area was nothing more than elephant grass and blown-out banana trees. After a week of working on their defenses, the company had completed some sand bagging, dug a waist-deep trench, and installed a roll of concertina wire around the perimeter. Time had not permitted for the construction of overhead bunkers. Around 2:00 AM on February 5th, listening posts about 30 yards out detected movement. The four-man teams were pulled in, and the 100+ Marines and Navy corpsmen on 861A hunkered down as several hundred North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops surrounded their position. A sapper unit armed with Chicom grenades and Bangalore torpedoes struck first, followed by an infantry attack. The company mortar section fired 60mm mortars and artillery from Khe Sanh Combat Base helped disorganize and disperse the enemy. A U.S. Air Force AC-47 “Spooky” gunship came overhead but withheld firing due to heavy fog. By 6:30 AM, Company E had beaten back the attack using small arms, M79 fire, and aggressive hand-to-hand combat. Accounts of CS (tear gas) grenades being deployed was erroneously reported; the gas was discharged but after the canisters were hit by frags from enemy mortars requiring some Marine to temporarily don masks. Seven Americans died in the fighting and twenty-four were wounded. The lost personnel included PFC Jack C. Bogard, LCPL Tyrone F. Lamitie, LCPL Joseph A. Molettiere, LCPL Louis F. Staples, PFC Martin L. Rimson (died of wounds after evacuation), PFC Alan R. Smith, PFC Charles R. Stevenson, and PFC Ernest V. Taylor. Marine CH-46 helicopters arrived at first light and carried the dead and wounded to the 3rd Medical Battalion station at Khe Sanh, later transferred to the hospital at Dong Ha or naval hospital ships offshore. NVA losses were reported at 109 killed; however, Marines present at the battle believe this to be an exaggeration and recall a much lower number. Engineers brought C4 explosive up to the hill that they used to blow open a pit where they buried the enemy bodies. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, historynet.com, virtualwall.org, and information provided by Doug Simons (November 2022)]
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POSTED ON 10.5.2020
POSTED BY: Sel J. Wong

Face of a Hero

This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Platoon 3086. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on October 21, 1966.

Thank you for your service to our great country my brother. Semper Fi.
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POSTED ON 8.20.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 71st birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Tyrone Lamitie, Thank you for your service as a Mortarman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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