William Lamar DwightLance Corporal
CAP DELTA-2, COMBINED ACTION PROGRAM, 3RD MAF
United States Marine Corps
08 August 1947 - 02 December 1967
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In memory of a fallen Marine brother. We were from the same hometown. Your loving wife Tennie, sister Linda, daughter Patrice and grandchildren have not forgotten you and will always love you. We pray you rest in peace.
The area of operations for CAP Delta 2 -- radio call sign "Motherhood 2" -- was approximately 10 miles south of DaNang alongside Highway 1 adjacent to two hamlets, Quang Loc Tay and Phong Nhi. As a part of Marine pacification efforts, the unit dispensed medical aid, constructed dwellings, and most importantly provided security to the hamlet and its residents. The area was the scene of heavy enemy contact ranging from mines in the road, to booby traps in the surrounding rice paddies, and snipers firing on passing vehicles.
On the afternoon of 2 December 1967 a Delta 2 patrol, made up of 4 Marines and several local Popular Force personnel, was ambushed by some 50 Viet Cong soldiers a quarter-mile west of the unit's command post. Bill Dwight, Cpl. Thomas J. Walker, L/Cpl Marvin D. Banar, and two PFs (Tom and Cong), were killed. Only one Marine survived the ambush.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)