Frederick John Falk, JrLance Corporal
I CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
02 May 1948 - 26 January 1968
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The database page for Frederick John Falk, Jr
Never forgotten by your family.
From his sister.
A Note from The Virtual WallOperation BADGER CATCH was an amphibious assault against North Vietnamese Army positions on the north bank of the Cua Viet River a short distance south of the Demilitarized Zone. Conducted by a Battalion Landing Team built around the 3rd Bn, 1st Marines, BADGER CATCH was successful in finding and destroying several large NVA units - but at a high cost.
The BLT fought several major battles during the period 23 Jan - 18 Feb 1968. The first was at My Loc hamlet on 25 Jan; the second was a three-day effort against fortifications in and surrounding Lam Xuan. While the Marines ejected the NVA it cost the lives of 16 men to get it done:
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Oct 2007
Last updated 10/18/2007