RAYMOND J BRERETON
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HONORED ON PANEL 41E, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

RAYMOND JAMES BRERETON

WALL NAME

RAYMOND J BRERETON

PANEL / LINE

41E/35

DATE OF BIRTH

04/25/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HOBOKEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hudson County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RAYMOND JAMES BRERETON
POSTED ON 2.26.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.25.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On February 26, 1968, North Vietnamese Army gunners fired 150 rounds of artillery, 590 rockets, and 50 mortars into Khe Sanh Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN, killing four Marines and wounding over 20, nine of which required evacuation. One of the rounds hit C Company, 1/26 positions, killing PVT Ransom L. Stuck, who received shrapnel in his chest. PVT Stuck had been due for discharge in February but was serving “bad time” until the end of March at Khe Sanh to move up his departure time from Vietnam. He had two athletic scholarships to attend college and wanted to be out of the military by April. PFC Raymond J. Brereton was a chaplain’s assistant from H&S Company, 1/9 Marines. One of the mortar rounds went down in front of a Conex box where PFC Brereton was passing out some literature for the chaplain. Critically injured in the blast, Brereton was evacuated to Naval Support Activity Station Hospital in Da Nang where he succumbed to fragmentation wounds to the head and body. LCPL Paul F. Stedman, an Engineer from A Company, 3rd Shore Party Battalion, 3rd Marines, also suffered fragmentation wounds to the head and body during the barrage. He died while on the medical evacuation flight to Da Nang. Gunnery Sergeant Anthony N. Valente, an 18-year military veteran, was also fatally injured after being hit in the head by mortar fragments. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and khesanh.org]
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POSTED ON 6.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thanks

Dear PFC Brereton,
Thank you for your service as a Field Radio Operator. Semper Fi. Independence Day is approaching, and it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.










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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Raymond James Brereton, 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 2.26.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Marine.

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