James Clarence Jewell, JrCorporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
09 March 1948 - 29 May 1968
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It was great to know ya, Bucky, and to call you a friend.
Thanks for your service.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 1st Bn, 5th Marines' Command Chronology for May 1968 contains the following entry:
"290615H [6:15 am 29 May 1968] - Company C squad at YD954052 observed large group of enemy at YD945052. Fired artillery mission and enemy broke contact. Gunships and aerial observer requested. Two (2) tanks dispatched with Company D in an attempt to close with the enemy. Estimated NVA company encountered in grid square YD9506. Additional troops committed, friendly disposition as follows: 2nd Plt, Company D YD936058, 1st Plt Company C YD955055, 1st Plt Company D with tanks YD953055, CAP 3-2-8 YD958062, 3rd Plt Company D YD955064, and 13th ARVN Railroad Security Plt at YD960055. One squad Company C set up blocking position at YD954052. Enemy center of mass YD961062. Fixed wing and artillery used against enemy position. At 1500H [3:00 pm] 3rd Plt Company B and 3rd Plt Company D conducted attack to southeast against moderate to heavy resistance. Moderate contact continued to dusk. Condition of battle area indicates a detailed search to determine the full damage sustained by the enemy. Search will be conducted by Company D during the next few days until completed. Cumulative Results: 5 USMC KIA; 9 USMC WIAE, 55 NVA KIA; 9 NVA POW/Detainees..."There actually were six Marines who died as a result of the engagement - four from Delta 1/5 and two from CAP 3-2-8:
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2005
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