Ralph Gerald Hamlin, Jr

Private First Class
K CO, 3RD BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
01 February 1945 - 29 November 1965
Abington, Massachusetts
Panel 03E Line 118

3RD MARDIV

9TH MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Ralph Gerald Hamlin, Jr

06 May 2007

My childhood memories are mostly gone now. We get older and try and remember. The thing that hurts most is that you never had a chance to go through that. Your life was cut short over there. I am able to grow older and have the experiences that life gives me. Feel the joys and pains that come with it.

A couple of friends and I were talking abut the bow and arrow fight we had. It suddenly stopped when someone was hit in the mouth with an arrow. You were not able to say how well you did making your own bow and arrow.

I wish to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that you made for me and your Country.

From a friend,
Tom Gould
thg46@comcast.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 29 Nov 1965 a patrol from Kilo 3/9 was operating in the vicinity of Bich Bac, a hamlet located about 13 kilometers south-southwest of Danang airfield. Four Marines were killed and five wounded by an explosion of undetermined origin. The four men killed were
  • Cpl Morris L. Bargy, Columbus, OH;
  • Cpl George L. Stoltzman, Blue Earth, MN;
  • LCpl Michael G. Mc Manus, Bridgeport, MI; and
  • Pfc Ralph G. Hamlin, Abington, MA.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Tom Gould
thg46@comcast.net



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 06 May 2007
Last updated 05/23/2007