EDWARD C STATELMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 90 OF THE WALL

EDWARD CHARLES STATELMAN

WALL NAME

EDWARD C STATELMAN

PANEL / LINE

26E/90

DATE OF BIRTH

08/13/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/18/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD CHARLES STATELMAN
POSTED ON 6.20.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On early morning of September 18, 1967, the Cam Lo River in Quang Tri Province, RVN, was swollen by recent monsoon rains. As the river rose, it flooded a defensive position near a bridge on Route TL-8B manned by Marines from L Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. At 2:40 AM, the Commanding Officer of L Company reported that the river was overflowing and many of his positions were under water. He was directed to move to higher ground, and while attempting to do so on the north side of the river, three of his Marines went missing. Another five were reported missing on the south side of the river. Three hours later, helicopters arrived and began evacuating personnel from the danger area. A total of 28 Marines were evacuated and eight were missing. Helicopter reconnaissance of the river was conducted at first light for the missing Marines. At 9:18 AM, three bodies were recovered from the river. At 10:30 AM, another body was located. A twenty-five man search party from L Company,3/4 Marines, was assigned to search the north side while 20 men searched the south side of the river. Two M76 Otters amphibious cargo carriers and an Amtrac amphibious tractor were dispatched to assist the search parties. At 2:30 PM, part of the search party had to be rescued by helicopter because of the rising waters. At 8:30 AM on September 20, 1967, villagers from Cam Thai located a body in the Cam Lo River. The body was later identified as one of the missing Marines from L Company. At 10:30 AM, another body was discovered in the river. The remains were identified as that of a Marine, but not one of the missing 3/4 Marines. They were sent to Dong Ha Combat Base northwest of Quang Tri where they were identified as those of SSGT Nevitt D. Davis from 3rd Force Recon Company, 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. Davis reportedly was drowned three days earlier when the boat he was in capsized while conducting a patrol insertion on the Cam Lo River. The other lost Marines from the flooding at the Route TL-8B bridge were 1LT Thomas F. Regan, PFC Edward C. Statelman, 1LT Henry Babers, SGT Harrison B. Ball, SSGT John W. Boyer, LCPL Richard A. Giuliani, PFC Michael J. Hall, and PFC John P. Vis. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 11.26.2017
POSTED BY: Krysteen Wescott

I found your picture

My name is Krysteen Wescott and I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert H Wescott Jr. It meant a lot to me to find your picture.You friend Jim gave me your picture. You are remembered.
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POSTED ON 11.22.2017
POSTED BY: James wilson

rest in peace friend

Eddie you are always in my thoughts I miss you bud you were always a fun guy and fun to hang out with You left us too early but I'am proud to have been your friend hope I'm worthy enough to meet up again in heaven
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POSTED ON 8.13.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Edward Charles Statelman, Served with Company A, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 9.18.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi Marine.

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