Eraste John Marceaux

HMH-463, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
11 February 1947 - 28 July 1968
Kaplan, Louisiana
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Combat Aircrew

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Eraste John Marceaux

The database page for Eraste John Marceaux

14 Sep 2001


"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank,
but in simple obedience to duty,
as they understood it."
Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery

From his sister and brothers,
Joyce Perrin
Melvin Marceaux
Roland Marceaux
Joseph Marceaux (deceased)
E-mail address is not available.
23 Sep 2003

I visited this site with Eraste Marceaux's cousin, COL Sidney J. Marceaux and was very moved by the story. I was born in Vietnam and escaped to the United States in 1975. Even though I am now an American citizen, I will always remember what the American soldiers and Marines did for the freedom of my native country...

Hung Dang

24 Sep 2003

Recently our family -- Marceaux's -- are reconnecting with each other. Eraste John Marceaux seems to be the magnet that is drawing us together. It's amazing how someone who died a long time ago, yet his spirit is still very much alive. As we grow older, Eraste remains young with his unforgetable smile. It's like he is reaching out from this black marble wall and putting his arms around us. When we look at his name, chiseled into the black granite between Douglas M. Kelly and Anthony C. Pino, we see a reflection of ourselves. Who knows where all of this will lead the Marceaux Family? However, we must take the risk and let his spirit breathe new life into what was slowly becoming a dying family. Merci beaucoupe Eraste!

From a cousin,
Sidney J. Marceaux
Chaplain (Colonel)
Unit 45013 Box 2184, APO AP 96338-5013

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Five men of HMH-463 died in the crash of their CH-53A (BuNo 153284):
Further information is available on the
Pop-A-Smoke Site .

These men, and others of the squadron,
are remembered by their squadronmates on the
HMH-463 site .

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Sep 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009