Gerald Francis Lenz

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
23 April 1949 - 20 January 1968
Whiting, Indiana
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Gerald Francis Lenz

26 Feb 2008

From your buddies in Platoon 3009.
You are not forgotten. Rest in peace, brother.

From a Marine buddy,
Ron Deverick

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 20 Jan 1968 the 1st AMTRAC Battalion was supporting a joint operation with the 2nd ARVN Regiment and US Navy elements at My Loc on the Cua Viet River when the ground forces encountered a large NVA force on the north side of the river. The ensuing fight became bitter indeed, with the armored tractors providing both friendly firepower and targets for the NVA. Although the combined US/ARVN force eventually cleared the NVA from the area, 12 Marines from the 1st AMTRAC Bn were killed in the action:
  • 2ndLt Richard P. Reynolds, New York, NY
  • Cpl Warren H. Ralya, Shalimar, FL (Navy Cross)
  • LCpl Donald F. Parker, Dalton, GA
  • LCpl Michele M. Roseberry, Marysville, OH
  • LCpl Rick D. Deeds, Carleton, MI
  • Pfc George A. Link, New Kensington, PA
  • Pfc Steve S. Sarossy, Fairview Park, OH
  • Pfc John Washington, Earle, AR
  • Pfc Stephen A. Guardino, Norristown, PA
  • Pfc Gerald F. Lenz, Whiting, IN
  • Pfc Clarence E. Mitchell, Cincinnati, OH
  • Pvt Paul M. Roberts, South Bend, IN
A 13th Marine, Pfc Fred H. Spear of Roseville, Michigan, died on 26 Jan from wounds received in the fight.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Feb 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009