Cecil Franklin Fincher, JrHospitalman
H&S CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Navy
01 March 1945 - 24 January 1967
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The database page for Cecil Franklin Fincher, Jr
It is Memorial Day 2001 and 33 years since we last saw each other. I gave you my last can of fruit cocktail the day before, as I was headed out on med evac. I thought that this was my last good measure of friendship. I hope you had a chance to eat it before you bought the farm the next day. To this day I think of you and as long as I live you will not die - my memory of our friendship and camaraderie is timeless.
God Bless, Frank. I miss you.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3/26 Command Chronology for 27 January 1967 reports two men injured severely enough by "explosive devices" to require medevac, both from Kilo Company:
Mr. Daugherty states that he was medevaced the previous day, 26 Jan. The Command Chronology reports only one enemy contact on the 26th, when two recon teams tangled with 10 to 20 VC troops. One Marine, LCpl Kenneth W. Krous of Hastings, Nebraska, was killed in the action and one person was wounded.
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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