Fred Lee Hottinger

Private First Class
B CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
16 December 1947 - 13 May 1967
San Jose, California
Panel 19E Line 107

1ST MARDIV

1ST MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Fred Lee Hottinger

20 May 2006

He was my hero, very simply. I was 13 when he died, and I've missed him all these years. He was a hero to many, not just me. I miss him still.

From a friend,
Darvis McCoy
darvis@aol.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Bravo and Delta Companies of the 1st Bn, 1st Marines were allotted to Operation UNION on 12 May under OPCON of the 5th Marines, returning on 16 May. During the four-day period the two companies accounted for 137 VC killed and captured 3 POWs - but they also lost seven Marines and four Corpsmen:
  • B Company:
    • Cpl John H. Simpson, Loudon, TN
    • LCpl Reimundo Aguilar, San Antonio, TX
    • LCpl David C. Borey, Pittsfield, MA
    • LCpl Joaquim V. Rebelo, Newark, NJ (Silver Star)
    • Pfc Fred L. Hottinger, San Jose, CA

  • D Company:
    • Pfc Leonard A. Bohner, San Bernardino, CA

  • H&S Company:
    • HM2 Anthony W. Key, Houston, TX
    • HM3 Robert E. Burns, South Attleboro, MA
    • HM3 David L. Cooper, Milwaukie, OR
    • Cpl David A. Dye, Xenia, OH
    • HN David N. Cummings, Rogue River, OR


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Darvis McCoy
darvis@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 20 May 2006
Last updated 05/21/2006