Larry Eugene HartLance Corporal
M CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
11 November 1945 - 16 March 1967
Panel 16E Line 091
The database page for Larry Eugene Hart
"Pete" was born in Quarryville, Pennslyvania and was a graduate of Solanco High School. He was interested in livestock, farming, football and wrestling.
Pete was with M Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. He was a squad leader on a mission in Quang Tri Province when he was shot in the chest by small arms fire from enemy forces.
He was the recipent of the Purple Heart, the Military Merit Medal, Gallantry Cross with Palm, Vietnamese decree #202, Marksmanship Badge and Service Ribbons.
Surviving were his mother, father, two brothers and one sister.
Larry was 21 years old, and is remembered on Panel 16E Line 91.
From his nephew,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3/4 Marines Command Chronology for March 1967 gives an account of the incident in which Lance Corporal Hart was killed.
The 2nd Squad, 3rd Platoon, Mike 3/4, was enroute to a night tactical position (i.e., an ambush site) when they encountered 10 to 12 NVA troops probably doing exactly the same thing. The two forces opened fire on one another, and the Marines called in ground reinforcements and air support. When the shooting ended, one Marine was dead and five wounded, but there were five dead NVA soldiers on the field and indications that two more had been badly hit.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 May 2006
Last updated 05/29/2006