MARSHALL E NAFFZIGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 124 OF THE WALL

MARSHALL EDWARD NAFFZIGER

WALL NAME

MARSHALL E NAFFZIGER

PANEL / LINE

3W/124

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/05/1971

HOME OF RECORD

EMDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Logan County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARSHALL EDWARD NAFFZIGER
POSTED ON 7.12.2020
POSTED BY: James Brochu

Honor

As of now I am 16 years old and I love learning about the Vietnam war and it’s veterans. About a year ago is when I became more interested after visiting the wall. Little did I know how much I would learn from it. About a year ago I came across your name on your birthday, and I read about your final mission and your MOS, I was fascinated of who you were. I ordered a rubbing of your name off the wall and framed it and months later I got a memorial bracelet and I have your name on it. I haven’t took it off yet and I won’t ever. It’s an honor to wear this bracelet and having your name on it makes me so proud. I myself am enlisting in the military soon, specifically the marine corps. But anyways I can’t thank you enough for your service Mr Naffziger. You were killed so tragic and too young. Thank you for your service. God bless you and all though I haven’t met you, I hope I can see you and talk one day. Thank you.
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POSTED ON 6.14.2020
POSTED BY: Skb

Sacrifice

Such a wonderful friend to everyone he met. He loved his family deeply and sacrificed his life for a better life for us. He is still always missed and owns big piece of my heart.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never fogotten

On the remembrance of your 70th Birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.19.2017

A Great Cousin

I have a lot of childhood memories of Eddie. Loved the vacations in the Ozarks. Also the family gatherings especially on holidays.
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POSTED ON 2.13.2017

Final Mission of SP4 Marshal E. Naffziger

SP4 Robert B. Curran, SP4 Marshal E. Naffziger, and SSGT James C. Reamer were armor crewmen, and SP4 Robert D. “Sam” Severson and SP4 Rodrick Troup infantrymen, all serving with B Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On August 5, 1971, their unit was on its seventh day of a 30-day armored combat patrol consisting of nine M113 armored personnel carriers (APC’s) and three M551 Sheridan tanks. The lead APC was being operated by SP4 Severson with the other four soldiers traveling on top of the vehicle. While crossing a rice paddy, a command-detonated mine was exploded, flipping Severson’s APC on its top. He and the four men riding above were killed instantly. At that same moment, Viet Cong hidden in the creek bed and tree lines surrounding the paddy opened fire. In the ensuing firefight, another B Trooper from one of the Sheridan crews, SSGT Johnny E. Jones, was fatally injured by small arms fire. Two others were wounded. Fifteen minutes later, the enemy broke contact and disappeared into the jungle. Dismounted patrols searched the area and found no trace of them or any evidence of enemy casualties. A medivac was requested, and the six casualties and two wounded were “dusted off” to the 75th Evacuation Hospital in Da Nang. After examining the wrecked APC, it was surmised that the blast was caused by 150 pounds of nitrostarch, undoubtedly constructed from dud Allied rounds. All personal items were removed from the damaged vehicle, and the track was stripped of its weapons and radios. Using cables, two other tracks then righted the APC, and it was lifted from the paddy by a CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter to a waiting M88 Recovery Vehicle which carried it back to base. B Troop then resumed its patrol. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Jimmy Kyzer; image courtesy Jimmy Kyzer]
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