Douglas Gerald Impson

Private First Class
H CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
10 August 1949 - 15 September 1968
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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3RD MARDIV

26TH MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Douglas Gerald Impson

14 Feb 2001

2nd Bn, 26th Marines

You spit in the eye of the dragon and died with honor.

Cpl. David T. Hunt
dagr0311@warwick.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In September 1968 elements of the Battalion Landing Team built around the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, were at Landing Zone Margo in the Cam Lo River valley about 13 miles due west of Cam Lo itself. On 15, 16, and 17 September LZ Margo was subjected to severe mortar attacks which killed 30 men.

H Company, 2/26 Marines, lost eight men over the three day period:

  • 15 September:
    • PFC Douglas G. Impson, Denham Springs, LA

  • 16 September:
  • 17 September:
    • PFC Leon E. Kizzie, Richmond, VA
    • PFC Jerry L. Marcum, Muncie, IN
    • PFC Ronald J. Pointer, Somerville, MA
    • PFC Steven J. Reichardt, St Charles, MO




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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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