William H Blake, JrPrivate
A CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
14 December 1947 - 06 February 1968
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REMEMBERED.Five men of Alpha Company, 1/7th Marines, died in a firefight on February 6th, 1968.
God rest their souls.
A Note from The Virtual WallBy 06 Feb 1968 the Tet Offensive was in full swing, with heavy fighting throughout South Vietnam. In Quang Nam Province, the 1/7 Marines were deployed against NVA/VC forces attacking the Danang/Marble Mountain complex.
The Communist forces began the second phase of their Da Nang offensive on the night of 05/06 Feb . 1/7's involvement began at 2000 05 Feb, when Charlie 1/7 engaged an NVA force south of the Tuy Loan River. Fighting continued throughout the 1/7 area of responsibility, and 24 hours later had resulted in the deaths of 16 men from 1/7 Marines:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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