MARK F POWERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 32W, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

MARK FREDERICK POWERS

WALL NAME

MARK F POWERS

PANEL / LINE

32W/34

DATE OF BIRTH

10/28/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/14/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ST PETERSBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pinellas County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARK FREDERICK POWERS
POSTED ON 2.14.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

Mark F. Powers

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Mark F. Powers (MCSN: 2428638), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gun Team Leader with Company K, Third Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 14 February 1969, Company K was advancing up the steep slope of Hill 718 in Quang Tri Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of mortar, automatic weapons, and rocket-propelled grenade fire from a platoon-sized enemy force occupying a hilltop defensive position. Completely disregarding his own safety, Lance Corporal Powers rushed across the fire-swept terrain and, obtaining a machine gun from a wounded Marine, maneuvered to a forward area and delivered accurate suppressive fire which provided the necessary cover to allow his comrades to move into an assault position and attack the enemy emplacements. During the ensuing fire fight, Lance Corporal Powers was mortally wounded by hostile fire. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in the defeat of the hostile force. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Powers upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in service of his country.
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POSTED ON 10.28.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Mark Frederick Powers, Served with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 12.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Mark Frederick Powers, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.21.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Mark is buried at Royal Palm South Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County,FL.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2011
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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