Karl Howard CulpLance Corporal
E CO, 1ST RECON BN, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 October 1950 - 16 April 1969
Fort Worth, Texas
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REMEMBEREDby a VVMF volunteer and close family friend,
My brother was a special person. We used to fight when we were growing up - he always said he was making me tough but that's kinda hard to belive in the middle of the night when you're on top of the bunkbed and he's kicking you off the top and then starts boxing your jaws! But I am glad he did that - he did make me tough and gave me a life lesson to never give up. He was very inspirational in my life; he was always there when you needed him and sometimes when you didn't ... and boy did he like to fight!
After he was killed I joined the Marines and wanted to get revenge but never made it to Vietnam. I guess that was his doing, always watching out for little Brother.
It was a devastating loss to me but I still think about him all the time and I know he is watching over me from Heaven but someday we will be together again.
Till we're together again, Brother.
A Note from The Virtual WallRecon Team NAIL BRUSH was inserted onto Hill 146, some 5 kilometers west-southwest of An Hoa, on 02 Apr 1967 with orders to establish a long-term observation post to monitor NVA/VC infiltration from the mountains to the west. Originally expected to extract on 13 May, NAIL BRUSH was extended.
The NAIL BRUSH post-patrol report contains the following entry for 16 April:
The 1st Recon Bn SITREP for 16 April reports that one of the wounded died during or immediately after evacuation, changing the toll to 3 dead, 6 wounded. The three Marines killed by the boobytraps were
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 03 May 2008
Last updated 06/16/2008