Lloyd Burton Haskell, Jr
Staff Sergeant
B CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
North Waterboro, Maine
July 21, 1934 to July 17, 1966
LLOYD B HASKELL Jr is on the Wall at Panel 9E, Line 29

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Combat Action Ribbon
 
Lloyd B Haskell
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06 Jun 2006

I don't think there's a day that goes by that I don't think of our fallen brother and fellow U.S. Marine, Lloyd Haskell. We were all young once, as members of the 10th Engineer Company, USMCR in Portland, Maine. The year was 1960, and as a member of that special Reserve unit of combat engineers, is where and when I first met up with Lloyd and today, some 40 years after he made the supreme sacrifice in Quang Nam Province, I can still see his face! Lloyd had an affable, special grin for just about everyone, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was a little older than most of the rest of us, but that gave him kind of an edge on us. We looked up to him, because Lloyd was a 'salty' Marine. For those of us who were so proud to have served with him, Gunnar Frank Leavitt, Jimmy Lorraine and so many others, including this guy, we'll always remember our friend and fellow Marine, Lloyd Haskell, Jr. God Bless

From a friend who served with him,
Joe Martelle
joemartelle@aol.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1/1 Command Chronology for July 1966 contains the following entry:
"At 171500H, B/1/1 squad patrol detonated directional mine, 2 KIA and 8 WIA at BT080600"
The two Marines killed by the mine were SSgt Lloyd B. Haskell and LCpl Stanley R. Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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