Ronald Edward LloydPrivate First Class
H CO, 2ND BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 December 1948 - 01 January 1968
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The database page for Ronald Edward Lloyd
In an effort to remember a dear friend ... an 'adopted' cousin. I reflect on my loss of you, Ronnie.
Your death was uncalled for. You were killed at age 20 after being in Vietnam for just 3 months, dying on New Year's Day, 1968.
Your other buddy Tim McGovern was with me at your funeral. He joined the service immediately afterward. He made it back. Maybe you helped.
I think often of the times we had and the trouble we got into. I wish we had the time to speak, laugh and 'repent' over those times we all had.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 2nd Bn, 1st Marines Operations Log for January 1968 reports that the 2/1 night defensive position received three rounds of 60mm mortar fire at about 2135 01 Jan. One round struck a .50 caliber machinegun position, killing one Marine and wounding another.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009