Lawrence Frank LewellinLance Corporal
E CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
11 November 1946 - 23 April 1967
Brook Park, Minnesota
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The database page for Lawrence Frank Lewellin
We are hoping somebody that knew my brother in his last moments finds us or we find them so we can talk to them.
A memorial from his sister,
05 Jun 2005
LARRY, We miss you so. Please watch over my grandchildren until I can get there. My time on earth is not over or complete. My job here is not done yet. The Lord has taken 2 of my grandchildren and I need for you to watch over them. Dad can help you. He loves all his children.
29 May 2006
From his sister,
235 Main St South, Henriette, Mn 55036
Did You See Him?I was too young to know him,
I was too young to understand.
Only now can I grasp the meaning,
Behind a solider fighting for his land.
He was gone before I was thought of,
Gone away before I was born.
But his memory lives with me,
His sacrifices and the medals he had worn.
I'm wondering if you knew him,
If perhaps, just maybe you were there.
Can you offer any memories,
That time seemed to tear?
I'm just wondering if perhaps,
Maybe you stood by his side.
Maybe, just maybe,
You were there the day he died.
My family remembers him,
Our Hero he will always be.
I'm simply searching for some memories,
To carry in the heart of me...
Author: Lacy M Johnson
My Uncle Larry was lost in 1967. I wasn't even born until 1978, but my family has passed his memory on from generation to generation. Me and a couple of my cousins and other family members are working on something special for our Grandma for her birthday in April. If anyone has any information or anything at all, it would be a pleasure to hear from you!!! Thank you!
In memory of Lawrence Frank Lewellin III,
I wrote a while back and asked anyone who may have known my Uncle Larry to contact us. Well, my grandma's birthday has passed and she loved the book that we created. I thank those of you who responded, whether you knew Larry or not, your thoughts and wishes were well received. I can't thank you all enough. My family loves the book and hopefully it will be something we can cherish for years to come. Without your help, I wouldn't have had half of the information I had.
I'm writing again now, because we have plans to add any information to the book as we get it, and this was passed on to me to type up and add to the book. I thought it would be a good idea to add it here and see if it jogs anyone's memory. It was written by my Uncle Larry and some members of his Platoon sometime during the Vietnam War. I'm just wondering if anyone remembers this??? It is the "Ballad of the Green Beret" but they changed the words to fit them... If any one knows this or remembers this, PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!!! Thank you!!!
We are the men, U.S. Marines,
A note from The Virtual Wall
I was born one day, one month and one year after my brother was killed in Vietnam. I have always lived with his memory and sometimes I have to remind myself that my memories are those from my brothers, sisters and parents. I would have loved to know my brother. I am sorry I didn't.
If you knew him, please let me know. I thrive on information from others regarding the brother that I love.
My name is Kelsey Haupt. I am a niece of Larry and I have been doing some research. For all of my family that I know checks up on this, here it goes.
For one his unit (in English) was Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division. I know the way they write it is unusual to normal people who have never been in the military before, so I just took all of my knowledge of the Army and figured it out.
If you do not already know, his medals were Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign.
He was an E3 Lance Corporal, which was one step above E2 private first class, and two steps above E1 private.
The area where he was found was Quang Tri, South Vietnam. There is not much about Quang Tri when he was there. Mostly just about other people dying there.
I will keep trying to find out more information, but I am not promising anything just yet. I am suprised that I even found that much.
I love all of you and wish you best of luck.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe casualty file indicates Lance Corporal Lewellin died on 23 April 1967 of injuries received from an explosive device, but it doesn't give the date he was injured. However, the 2/5 Marines' Command Chronology for the month includes the following entry:
Four Marines died in Vietnam on 23 April, and the other three are fully accounted for - two from Echo 2/1, killed by gunshot near Que Son, and one from Alpha 1/26, killed by an accidental discharge 8 kilometers northeast of Dai Loc.
The inescapable conclusion is that LCpl Lewellin is the Marine referred to in the above entry - but it didn't happen in Quang Tri Province. The 2/5 Marines were at the An Hoa Combat Base, Quang Nam Province, and that's where LCpl Lewellin was killed by a boobytrap.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Jan 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009