Lester Houx, Jr

Lance Corporal
SUBUNIT 1 (CAP D-4), SVC CO, HQ BN, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
26 July 1948 - 10 September 1967
Ada, Ohio
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1ST MARDIV

COMBINED ACTION
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Lester Houx, Jr

04 Mar 2008

REMEMBERED

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A Note from The Virtual Wall

Combined Action Platoon Delta 4 was located in a hamlet on Highway QL-1 about 2 kilometers south of Dien Ban. In the early morning hours of 10 Sep 1967 the hamlet was attacked and the CAP compound over-run. The 1st Bn, 1st Marine's Command Chronology for Sep 67 has several entries regarding the incident, incuding the following:

US losses in the attack were six Marines and one Navy Corpsman:

  • Sgt Donald R. Pritchard, Cincinnati, OH;
  • Sgt Fred D. St George, Hinesburg, VT;
  • HM3 Phillip D. Johnson, Abilene, TX;
  • LCpl David T. Bryant, Trenton, NJ;
  • LCpl Lester Houx, Ada, OH;
  • LCpl Larry R. Palmer, Elmhurst, IL; and
  • LCpl Timothy N. Smith, Santa Ana, CA.


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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Mar 2008
Last updated 03/07/2008