LEWIS H PROUDFOOT III
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

LEWIS H PROUDFOOT III

WALL NAME

LEWIS H PROUDFOOT III

PANEL / LINE

26E/11

DATE OF BIRTH

05/12/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/06/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ELVERSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEWIS H PROUDFOOT III
POSTED ON 12.2.2015
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

PFC Lewis H. Proudfoot III, USMC

PFC Lewis H. Proudfoot III, USMC
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, SC
Third Battalion
Platoon 346

Commenced Training: 21 February 1967
Completed Training: 20 April 1967

SSGT A.B. Peavy - Senior Drill Instructor
SSGT C.E. Thomas - Assistant Drill Instructor
SGT T.M. Rutherford - Assistant Drill Instructor
SGT R.E. Clemons - Assistant Drill Instructor
SGT R.S. Mitton - Assistant Drill Instructor
SGT R.P. Guidry - Assistant Drill Instructor

PFC Lewis H. Proudfoot III was the only member of Platoon 346 to be KIA in Viet Nam.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 9.5.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Lewis H Proudfoot III, 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 9.6.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 12.13.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

THANKS - WE REMEMBER - September 24, 1988

THANKS - WE REMEMBER - September 24, 1988
Lewis was born in Elverson and attended Twin Valley High School. He enjoyed motorcycles and water skiing, and worked as a farm helper prior to enlisting in the Marine Corps.
In Vietnam, Lewis was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. His family only received two letters while he was there, and he stated it wasn't too bad, but he did not like it.
His company was on Operattion Swift in Quang Tin Province when the troops walked into a night ambush. They had observed what they thought were fireflies, but turned out to be Viet Cong using penlights. The point man stepped on a mine and Lewis was killed in the ensuing fight.
Surviving at the time were his mother, father, two sisters and one brother.
He was in Vietnam three weeks.
He was 18 years old.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!

From the Berks County Vietnam Memoerial dedication booklet.
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POSTED ON 2.7.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - September 14, 1967

From Elverson, Berks county, arrived in the war-torn country only three weeks ago, according to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Proudfoot Jr. Their son, Marine Pfc. Lewis Proudfoot 3d, was 18.
Proudfoot, the Defense Department reported, was killed by an enemy mine while fighting near Quang Tin. The youth had left Twin Valley High School last December and joined the Marines in February.
His sister, Joy, enlisted in the WACS about a month ago. Another sister, Ilka, and a brother, Estes, also survive. Proudfoot will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his family said.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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