1ST MARDIV

5TH MARINES

Carlton Harvey Hood

Lance Corporal
L CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
11 January 1949 - 27 May 1968
Barnesville, Georgia
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Carlton Harvey Hood

29 May 2007

Carlton was the oldest of three children and had a younger brother and sister. He was the oldest cousin in the family, and his wild sense of humor made him the family favorite. We all loved him dearly, and miss him still after all these years. He loved horses, and he never met one he could not ride. I don't doubt he would have had a home in the country with lots of horses if he would have come home from the war.

Carlton loved his country, too. He went willingly into the Marines and to war, even though he was afraid at times. His letters showed a young boy who becme a man before his death on that day during Operation Allen Brooke in 1968. I am still very proud of my big brother!

From his sister,
Donna Hood Abbott
114 Brent Road, Barnesville, Ga
donnamom7too@aol.com

24 May 2008

Carlton was my cousin and my hero. It will be 40 years next week since he was killed. I have so many memories of riding horses with him, and I have sent a picture of him with his quarterhorse Cricket. He was a wonderful combination of boy and man, lots of fun yet wise beyond his years. Like I said, he was my hero, and I miss my Bubba. After 40 years, I still cry every Memorial Day for the man he never got to be.

Wanda Senn Rummel
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

Operation ALLEN BROOK was aimed at rooting out the NVA and VC infrastructure on Go Noi Island, an inland island southwest of Danang formed by several large rivers. On 27 May 1968 the 3rd Bn, 5th Marines lost four men in two engagements near Ky Lam hamlet:
  • Cpl Melvin R. Simpson, Houston, TX, Lima 3/5
  • LCpl Timothy P. McGuire, Deerfield, IL, Kilo 3/5
  • LCpl Carlton H. Hood, Barnesville, GA, Lima 3/5
  • Pfc Bradley Bowling, De Mossville, KY, Lima 3/5


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Donna Hood Abbott
114 Brent Road Barnesville Ga
donnamom7too@aol.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2007
Last updated 05/25/2008