DWIGHT W CARROLL
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HONORED ON PANEL 67E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

DWIGHT WAYNE CARROLL

WALL NAME

DWIGHT W CARROLL

PANEL / LINE

67E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

12/19/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Robertson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DWIGHT WAYNE CARROLL
POSTED ON 7.20.2007
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins
The following is from the article "Marine PFC Dwight Carroll traveled the long road from high school class clown to American Hero" by Teresa Hill, published in the August 2007 issue of "Vietnam" magazine.

Although it has been more than 40 years, it seems like only yesterday that I saw Dwight Carroll in high school...Whenever I saw my brother, he was always accompanied by his best friend, Dwight Carroll. When they arrived at study hall,...they would go to their separate tables, and I would go to mine. That's when the ruckus usually began...If there was any distraction in the room, it usually started with Dwight...He was constantly in trouble, and a trip to the principal's office never seemed to change him...

But around the middle of 1968, I received a letter (from my brother)...that Dwight, a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines had been killed. He was 19 and had served less than three months of his tour of duty when he was killed by small arms fire on May 24 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.

Dwight's platoon sergeant, A.W.Green, documented how he died. Dwight's company was on a search-and-destroy operation when another company radioed for help. Company I responded. As some men lay down covering fire, others crawled up to the other unit's position to rescue the wounded. When the enemy fire was the heaviest, Dwight was the one closest to the pinned down men. Booby traps and land mines killed him and his fellow Marines.

(Dwight)gave his life for his country. He was no longer the trouble-maker from school; he had become one of America's best. I have nothing but respect for him...Dwight, in my eyes, is an American hero...

For whatever reason, Dwight was meant to touch my life...If anyone should ask, "Whatever happened to Dwight Carroll?" my answer is that he accomplished alot. He was a U.S. Marine. He achieved his country's greatest honor. His name appears on the Vietnam Wall. He has written his name in history.
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POSTED ON 7.18.2007
POSTED BY: Arnold M. Huskins

An American hero and a proud Tennessean

Taken from page 23, August 2007 issue of Vietnam Magazine
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POSTED ON 4.8.2007
POSTED BY: Art Green

Hero

My name is Art Green. I was platoon Sgt when Dwight got killed.Also Joe Mcninch, B. J. West, and Gunny Sgt Harris were there. We were asked to help another Plt that was pinned down near a bunker complex full of NVA. Dwight was amoung the Marines that were trying to rescue these Marines, and died trying. B.J. and Joe were wounded also. These were true Hero's, they risked their lives to save their fellow Marines.Semper Fi ,long live their memory.
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POSTED ON 4.19.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 5.6.2002
POSTED BY: Robert Wunderlich

I served with Dwight

Dwight and I both served with the 2nd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Dwight and I trained together at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and later went to Viet Nam together. I will always recall fondly of Dwight talking about springtime in the hills of Tennessee. Dwight will be remembered as the true southern gentleman that he was. He will be missed.

Bob Wunderlich
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