Frederick Lee Dyer
Second Lieutenant
C BTRY, 1ST BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Upland, California
October 19, 1945 to July 02, 1968
FREDERICK L DYER is on the Wall at Panel W54, Line 36

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Frederick L Dyer
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17 Feb 2005

Lt. Dyer was an artillery Forward Observer assigned to 3/3 in 1968. He was killed in a firefight southeast of Con Thien, in Leatherneck Square. The composite picture below was made by the girlfriend of his brother, Glenn Dyer, who was a Marine H-34 pilot. In a freak coincidence, Glenn piloted the chopper that picked up Fred's body. He only found that out last year. Photo was taken at Lan Xuan West 1968 by T. J. Kelly. Panel 54W Row 036. Barry Jenkins and James J. Williams were also with 3/3/3.
Doc Rod Hardin
3/3 Marines, 1966-67
Email address is not available

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2ndLt Dyer, left; LCpl Truman McManus, right.


Both were attached to 3/3 Marines from Charlie 1/12 as artillery forward observers. "Trumie" was the FO radioman with Mike 3/3 and was killed in action on 05 Jun 1968, a month before we lost Fred Dyer. Trumie's body was not recovered.

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Mike 3/3 Corpsman "Doc" Devett, left; 2ndLt Fred Dyer, right.
Camp Big John, June 1968.

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The composite was made by Glenn Dyer's girlfriend and was provided by Glenn.

 
25 Apr 2006

Fred - Your mother joined you in heaven on Easter Sunday! Your brother Glenn and I were so excited that she would be with her son once more!

From his brother-in-law,
Leslie Dyer
lllovel@hotmail.com

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Four Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, were killed in action on 02 Jul 1968:

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