LEON ZUNIGA JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 56 OF THE WALL

LEON ZUNIGA JR

WALL NAME

LEON ZUNIGA JR

PANEL / LINE

31E/56

DATE OF BIRTH

11/09/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/06/1967

HOME OF RECORD

IMPERIAL BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Diego County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR LEON ZUNIGA JR
POSTED ON 2.25.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. We should be forever thankful for the sacrifices of you and so many others to ensure the freedoms we so often take for granted.
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POSTED ON 2.6.2024

Attack on Nam Hoa Quarry Site – December 6, 1967

Camp Evans was a U.S. Army and Marine Corps base located west of National Route QL-1, approximately 24 kilometers (14.4 miles) northwest of Hue in Thua Thien Province, RVN. During December 1967, the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines was located at Camp Evans as the Resident Infantry Battalion. The Battalion was responsible for the security of Camp Evans and its ancillary facilities. Accordingly, the Battalion placed a Rifle Company (Reinforced) under the operational control of the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines as security for a rock crusher and quarry site at Nam Hoa operated by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three (NMCB-3) Seabees. Company B, 1/9 was tasked for this mission. At 6:40 PM on December 6th, the Nam Hoa site received approximately thirty-five rounds of enemy 82mm mortar fire. All rounds impacted within Company B’s perimeter causing six wounded and eight killed (one fatality was a Kit Carson Scout). Countermortar 81mm fire was returned with unobserved results. The lost Company B personnel (and attached Marines) were LCPL Lance N. Jenkins, LCPL Richard J. Lis, LCPL Garland R. Mann, LCPL Jackie R. Perry, PFC Fredrick W. Todd (died of wounds 12/07/1967), 2LT Richard W. Vaughn, and PFC Leon Zuniga Jr. Four pieces of equipment were damaged. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, “1st Battalion 9th Marines Command Diary/Chronology December 6, 1967” at1stbattalion9thmarines.com and “U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three Deployment Completion Report for Period May 1967 through January 1968” at history.navy.mil]
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POSTED ON 11.8.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

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Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine
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POSTED ON 3.31.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Leon Zuniga, Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. We are t the end of Lent, and Palm Sunday is in days. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 12.28.2021
POSTED BY: Sel J. Wong

Face of a Hero

This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Platoon 301. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on March 6, 1967.

Thank you for your service to our great country my brother. Semper Fi.
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