Frederick George Lynch, JrLance Corporal
I CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
28 February 1945 - 05 March 1966
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The database page for Frederick George Lynch, Jr
REMEMBEREDby a friend,
Albert J Kelly
The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987.
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 05 March 1966 the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, engaged elements of the 21st NVA Regiment in an 8 hour battle near Chau Ngai. Quoting from the 3/1 Command Chronology for March 1966, the NVA troops
"occupied classic defensive positions, were well-armed and equipped, and defended occupied positions in strength."Enemy resistance slackened with nightfall and when the Marines began again after daybreak they found the NVA had withdrawn. The position turned out to be an extensive tunnel and underground bunker complex for the NVA 21st Regiment. The operation cost the Marines 42 dead; the NVA left 102 bodies on the field and appeared to have carried as many more with them as they retreated.
India 3/1 had fifteen of the Americans killed in the action:
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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