RONALD W MCLEAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 113 OF THE WALL

RONALD WALSH MCLEAN

WALL NAME

RONALD W MCLEAN

PANEL / LINE

23W/113

DATE OF BIRTH

06/19/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/08/1969

HOME OF RECORD

BEVERLY HILLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RONALD WALSH MCLEAN
POSTED ON 8.28.2019
POSTED BY: Frances Davis

I WAS ON DUTY

My job was to arrange travel for the deceased and escort. I was on duty when informed he died.
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POSTED ON 6.8.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Ronald W. McLean
Date of death: June 8, 1969
Home of record: Beverly Hills California
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 First Lieutenant Ronald W. McLean (MCSN: 0-105587), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, THIRD Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 8 June 1969, First Lieutenant McLean's six-man reconnaissance team was patrolling eleven miles northwest of the Vandegrift Combat Base in Quang Tri Province when it became heavily engaged with an enemy force. Realizing the Marines needed a more tenable position, First Lieutenant McLean unhesitatingly exposed himself to the hostile rounds impacting around him and fired his M-79 grenade launcher into the midst of the enemy, killing two hostile soldiers and enabling his team to maneuver to a more defensible position. After the dead soldiers had been searched and the team had retrieved documents of intelligence value, the Marines were attacked by a platoon-sized hostile force. Reacting immediately, First Lieutenant McLean fired his grenade launcher at the enemy and killed five more hostile solders. Observing one of his men fall wounded, he boldly ignored the hostile rounds directed at him to give medical assistance to his comrade. As he was rendering first aid to the injured man, he alertly observed a hostile soldier preparing to fire on their position. Completely disregarding his own safety, he shoved his companion down and was mortally wounded by the enemy fire. His bold initiative and heroic efforts inspired all who observed him and accounted for eight enemy soldiers killed. By his courage, aggressive leadership and steadfast devotion to duty, First Lieutenant McLean upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

Action Date: June 8, 1969

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 3d Reconnaissance Battalion

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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POSTED ON 5.18.2017
POSTED BY: EMO

I was at Ronald's burial that day in Glendale

I knew Ron and his family very well. My uncle Yul Brynner was great friends with his parents. I still remember his service in Glendale when I drive past the cemetery even today when I drive thru LA from my home in Montecito/Santa Barbara. It stuck with me big time!! because as a 18 yr old teenager you can see what Vietnam did to part of my generation.The Stewarts especially Gloria was never the same. Ron was a just a really nice guy like his brother.
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POSTED ON 6.8.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Ronald Walsh Mclean, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.12.2015

THANK YOU RON

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE WHO ARE LEFT GROW OLD.
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM , NOR THE YEARS CONDEAM
AT THE SETTING OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
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