STEVE L CAMBY
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

STEVE LEWIS CAMBY

WALL NAME

STEVE L CAMBY

PANEL / LINE

15E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

02/09/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SPINDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rutherford County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

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POSTED ON 3.4.2023

Final Mission of CAPT Steve L. Camby

During February 1967, Company B, 3rd Antitank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) operated in support of the 4th Marine Regiment providing direct support to Marine infantry including direct and indirect fire support, Harassment and Interdiction (H&I) fire, and command post security. The Company also furnished engineer road sweep security and convoy escort. Company B’s main battle vehicle was the M50A1 Ontos, a light armored tracked anti-tank vehicle mounted with six 106mm manually loaded M40 recoilless rifles. On February 12th, B Company’s 1st and 2nd platoons and Company Command group were proceeding in convoy to a blocking position in support of a search and destroy operation to be conducted by I and M Companies, 3/26 Marines. At 9:00 AM, at a point approximately ten kilometers (6.0 miles) southeast of Phong Dien in Thua Thien Province, RVN, the lead vehicle with the Company Commander, 2nd Platoon Commander, four Ontos crewman, and one infantryman struck a land mine believed to be a 250-lb. bomb detonated by one or more 155mrn rounds. The blast killed all personnel aboard and completely destroyed the Ontos. The lost Marines included SGT Morris E. Burns, CPL Allen L. Butler, CAPT Steve L. Camby, 1LT Donald J. Egan Jr., PFC Roger L. Niemi, PFC Bernardino Santiago-Vazquez, and LCPL Casimir S. Sylwanowicz. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Command Chronology (3d Antitank Bn), February 1967” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 1.26.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in Vietnam are tragic that you died just three days after your birthday is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Steve Lewis Camby, Served with Company B, 3rd Anti-Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 9.16.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thanks

Dear Captain Steve Camby,
Thank you for your service as a Tank Officer. I hate that you died near your birthday. sigh. As another summer comes to an end, 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 2.12.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Captain.
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