Richard Alfonce HoffmannCorporal
I CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
09 October 1946 - 19 September 1968
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Richie, you have always been in my mind as if you were still here. I sometimes feel sad for the things you missed; but then I remember that you are in a far better place.
Thanks for giving your life that I, my children, and my children's children can live in freedom. You are a great person in my book. I am lucky to have had you for a friend.
Gone, but not forgotten.....
Notes from The Virtual WallOperation Mameluke Thrust was a 1st Marine Division operation in central Quang Nam Province pitting the 2/5th, 3/5th, and 2/7th Marines against the 308th NVA Division. In September, the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, were conducting offensive operations southwest of Da Nang in the Arizona Territory. The terrain was largely composed of flooded rice paddies, with villages interspersed on the higher ground. Since each village in the NVA-dominated area was fortified, the fighting was both continuous and heavy.
During September, 3/5 Marines lost 28 men (24 killed in action, 3 died of wounds, and one non-hostile death), while killing at least 75 NVA/VC soldiers and capturing 14 POWs.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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