WAYNE M CARON
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 22 OF THE WALL

WAYNE MAURICE CARON

WALL NAME

WAYNE M CARON

PANEL / LINE

50W/22

DATE OF BIRTH

11/02/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/28/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MIDDLEBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Plymouth County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM3

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WAYNE MAURICE CARON
POSTED ON 3.13.2002
POSTED BY: James Lipke

My talented best friend, roomate, fellow Corpsman, Vet

Wayne treated us six of his close Corpsman friends to many of his extremely talented tap dances in our barracks at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital 1968. His steel heels resounded through the barracks. We were so devasted to hear of his loss just before we got in country. Thought of him often while walking the jungle with Echo 2/3 at Erskine LZ up near the DMZ. Often wondered if my friend had also had trusted the Saviour, while I was recovering from shrapnel, malaria and hepatitis due to fire fight in A Shau Valley Feb '69. So glad he got the Medal. Well deserved. Tragice loss of my friend, a world class talent.

James Lipke HM2/USN Echo 2nd Battalion/3rd Marines
Past Pres AFIO Association of Former Intelligence Officers SD
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POSTED ON 3.20.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS BRAVE MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

HOSPITAL CORPSMAN THIRD CLASS


WAYNE MAURICE CARON


UNITED STATES NAVY


who served with


HEADQUARTERS AND SERVICE COMPANY

3rd BATTALION

7th MARINES

1st MARINE DIVISION ( REINFORCED )

FLEET MARINE FORCE


and was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who now rests in honored glory in


ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

section number 51 - 2600


" WHERE VALOR PROUDLY SLEEPS "



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CITATION FOR THE AWARD OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

QUANG NAM PROVINCE

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

JULY 28, 1968


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a platoon
corpsman with Company 'K', during combat operations against
enemy forces. While on a sweep through an open rice field
HC3 Caron's unit started receiving enemy small-arms fire.
Upon seeing two marine casualties fall, he immediately ran
forward to render first aid, but found that they were dead.
At this time, the platoon was taken under intense small-arms
and automatic weapons fire, sustaining additional casualties.
As he moved to the aid of his wounded comrades, HC3 Caron
was hit in the arm by enemy fire. Although knocked to the
ground, he regained his feet and continued toward the injured
marines. He rendered medical assistance to the first marine
he reached, who was grievously wounded, and undoubtedly
was instrumental in saving the man's life. HC3 Caron then ran
toward the second marine, but was again hit by enemy fire,
this time in the leg. Nonetheless, he crawled the remaining
distance and provided medical aid to this severely wounded
man. HC3 Caron started to make his way to yet another
injured comrade, when he was struck by enemy small-arms
fire. Courageously and with unbelievable determination,
HC3 Caron continued his attempt to reach the third marine
until he was killed by an enemy rocket round. His inspiring
valor, steadfast determination and selfless dedication in the
face of extreme danger, sustain and enhance the finest
traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the U.S.
Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.



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THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 20 April 1970

at

The White House

by the

Vice President of the United States of America

Spiro T. Agnew




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POSTED ON 9.25.2000
POSTED BY: Thomas L. Goss

Good People. The world is a better place because of people like Wayne Caron.

I went to Field Medical Services School with Wayne prior to our departure for Viet Nam. I was not surprised to later find out he won The Medal of Honor. This award was made for people like Wayne.
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POSTED ON 6.24.2000
POSTED BY: John Vickers

American Hero

HM3 Wayne Caron exemplified the utmost in selfless courage to save his fellow human beings. Being a Corpsman, his was a noble calling. There is no greater sacrifice than giving your life for your brother. I have honored him on my homepage. Thanks to God for men like him.
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POSTED ON 12.21.1998
POSTED BY: Frederick L. Austin, M.D.

My Corpsman

HM3 Wayne M. Caron was one of my finest corpsmen in the Ophthalmology Dept. of Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1968. He was reassigned to Vietnam as corpsman for the U.S. Marines, leaving behind a very pretty and lovely young wife who was pregnant with their first child. I will never forget my profound sadness when, not long afterward, we were informed of his tragic death on the field of battle. His gallantry and valor in service to his country and to his marines was what everyone who knew Wayne would have expected. My sincerest sympathy will forever go to his wife, child, and family. I will never forget Wayne.
Frederick L. Austin, M.D.
Captain (Medical Corps) U.S.N. (retired)
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