STEVEN A BROQUIST
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 115 OF THE WALL

STEVEN ANDRE BROQUIST

WALL NAME

STEVEN A BROQUIST

PANEL / LINE

19E/115

DATE OF BIRTH

07/13/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/14/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHAMPAIGN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Champaign County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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LEFT FOR STEVEN ANDRE BROQUIST
POSTED ON 12.17.2016

Not forgotten

Many years have passed, but your service and sacrifice to The United States will always be remembered.
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POSTED ON 4.28.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT Steven Andre Broquist, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.18.2015

Thank you

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service!
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POSTED ON 5.15.2015
POSTED BY: Gary M Kerswick

Semper Fi

it was 48 years ago since that day on May 14, 1967. It was an honor to serve with such a great platoon leader. Your Marines had the greatest respect for you and would follow you anywhere.
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POSTED ON 5.14.2014
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation


Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Steven Andre Broquist (MCSN: 0-94500), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, in Quang Tin Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 14 May 1967. During a sweep and destroy mission, Second Lieutenant Broquist was moving through extremely thick vegetation with his platoon when it was taken under heavy machine gun and automatic weapons fire from all sides by a large force of North Vietnamese. Second Lieutenant Broquist deployed his men and immediately returned fire and pressed the attack. Casualties mounted within the platoon from enemy automatic weapons, small arms fire, and grenades but he skillfully maneuvered his forces, killing many of the enemy during this encounter. Moving from position to position to righten any weak spots in his perimeter, Second Lieutenant Broquist directed one of his platoon corpsmen to the wounded Marines and immediately assisted the wounded to safer areas. Observing that one of his platoon corpsmen was seriously wounded, he unhesitatingly moved to that position under heavy fire. While personally evacuating the wounded Corpsman, Second Lieutenant Broquist was critically wounded. Disregarding his own personal wounds, he continued to direct the fire of his men until the enemy was routed. Even though exposed to great danger at all times, he exhibited aggressive and inspiring leadership to all who depended upon him. As a result of his professional abilities and stirring example, the enemy forces were completely routed. After evacuation, he failed to respond to medical treatment and succumbed to his wounds. By his daring actions and loyal devotion to duty, thirteen of the enemy were killed. Second Lieutenant Broquist reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: May 14, 1967

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company D

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 9th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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