MARION L ZIPP
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

MARION LOUIS ZIPP

WALL NAME

MARION L ZIPP

PANEL / LINE

19W/27

DATE OF BIRTH

01/29/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ELSMERE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kenton County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARION LOUIS ZIPP
POSTED ON 2.12.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

On August 12, 1969, Communist forces shelled and launched ground attacks throughout South Vietnam in the heaviest outbreak of enemy-initiated action in three months. At least sixteen Allied camps were hit. About 20 miles west of An Loc, North Vietnamese Army troops tried to overpower the 1st Cavalry Division’s LZ Becky for the second day in a row. A 50-minute fight, seven miles southeast of Katum, left 59 NVA dead. Sixteen Americans were killed in the engagement and 36 others were wounded. The lost U.S. personnel included SSGT Samuel Abrams Jr., PFC Greg A. Barker, SP4 Bobby L. Bevard, SGT Thomas W. Carrington, SP4 Fredrick P. Gillen, SP5 Jeremiah M. Hayes Jr., PFC Gary L. Hoskins, PFC Kenney E. Lassiter, SGT Harold G. Miles, SP5 George R. Platter, PFC Garry G. Smith, SSGT George E. Snyder, CPT Donald H. White, SP4 Marion L. Zipp, and CPL Richard J. Zisko. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Pacific Stars & Stripes, August 14, 1969]
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POSTED ON 7.5.2015
POSTED BY: SSG. Michael Kilgore

Zipp was my forward observer and RTO man

I was with you on the night you died. Remembering you always old
Friend. Still have your pictures, visited you at the wall. LZ Becky was
A terrible place.

SSG Kilgore
Recon Platoon
1969-1970
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POSTED ON 7.5.2015
POSTED BY: SSG. Michael Kilgore

Zipp was my forward observer and RTO man

I was with you on the night you died. Remembering you always old
Friend. Still have your pictures, visited you at the wall. LZ Becky was
A terrible place.

SSG Kilgore
Recon Platoon
1969-1970
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POSTED ON 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Marion Louis Zipp, 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 8.10.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Marion is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery,Cleves,OH. BSM-OLC AM PH
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