Dennis Lee Lobbezoo

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
04 July 1948 - 06 June 1968
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Panel 59W Line 006


Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Dennis Lee Lobbezoo

01 Nov 2007


by his fiancee,
Joyce Washburn

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 06 June 1968 the 2nd platoon of Echo 2/26 Marines was ambushed while on a security sweep to the southeast of Con Thien. The following is exerpted from the 2/26's Command Chronology for the month:

Jim Kaylor's account of the 06 June 1968 battle was published in the Khe Sanh Veterans Association Inc. newsletter, Issue 50, Summer 2001, and is available on-line at .

The Virtual Wall has been able to identify the following men of Echo 2/26 Marines who died in or as a result of the battle. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are mentioned in Jim Kaylor's account.

  • SSgt Allen J Baker, Houston, TX *
  • Cpl Forrest J. Flyte, Pen Argyl, PA
  • Cpl Kenneth W Schauble, Closter, NJ *
  • Cpl Lonnie Sheppard, Newark, NJ
  • LCpl Terrance A. Picciano, Baraga, MI (HQ Co w/ E/2/26) (Silver Star)
  • LCpl Daniel L Prock, Gridley, CA *
  • LCpl Mikal J. Sullivan, West De Pere, WI
  • Pfc William A. Hayes, Chicago, IL (Silver Star) *
  • Pfc William R Campbell, Butler, PA *
  • Pfc William E Hale, Columbus, IN
  • Pfc Dennis L Lobbezoo, Grand Rapids, MI *
  • Pfc Walter L Seawright, Philadelphia, PA *
  • Pfc Peter M Shepherd, Portland, OR
But who is the 14th Marine killed in the engagement? Fifty-four Americans died in Quang Tri Province on 06 June; 45 of them were Marines or sailors. Of the 45, 44 can be accounted for from command chronologies or other sources.

The 45th Marine is LCpl F. Ronald Tomon of Philadelphia, PA, assigned to G Btry, 3rd Bn, 12th Marines. He may have been attached to Echo 2/26's Artillery Forward Observer team - but The Virtual Wall cannot prove it so.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Nov 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009