MARSHALL E CALLAHAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 46W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

MARSHALL EUGENE CALLAHAN

WALL NAME

MARSHALL E CALLAHAN

PANEL / LINE

46W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

12/26/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/29/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLOTTE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mecklenburg County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARSHALL EUGENE CALLAHAN
POSTED ON 6.6.2001
POSTED BY: David T. Yates

Bridge 111, Duc Pho

I served with PFC Callahan in D Co., 19th Engineer in 1968. Our platoon was rebuilding an old French bridge on QL-1 just south of Duc Pho at the time. The bridge had been blown by Charlie a few years earlier. The name of the bridge, at the time, was Bridge 111 I believe. We were in the process of building the intermediate supports and abutments at the time. Sgt Garrido(?), his driver SP/4 Kennebrew, and PFC Callahan had been tasked to go pick up a load of stones from the rock quarry south of LZ Thunder Mountain (our base camp). They were on their way back when their truck hit a mine killing both Kennebrew and Callahan. I remember PFC Callahan as a quite dedicated individual who was a good team player. He worked hard at everything he did. I was a squad leader in the same platoon with PFC Callahan and SP/4 Kennebrew. When Bridge 111 was finished later that fall, it was renamed KC Bridge 414 in honor of PFC Callahan and SP/4 Kennebrew. I have pictures of the bridge showing the dedication if anyone would like a copy. Both Callahan and Kennebrew were good young men and the world would be a better place today if they were here.

David T. Yates
Formerly of:
D Co. 19th Engr. Bn.
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