Joseph Lynn MeadePrivate First Class
M CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
27 June 1949 - 25 January 1969
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The database page for Joseph Lynn Meade
Joe was a high school friend.
Joe was a popular guy, and if ya ever talked to him, you would know why! His patriotism was just as evident prior to his going to War.
Sports were his forte, an excellent football player and surely destined for a great career in that sport. At our high school there was talk of an All-American, and he didn't disappoint us! I think Joe had one girlfriend in his life and everyone kind of accepted that they would be Mr. and Mrs. at some time. Susan was the main ingredient in Joes' life, it was evident. God Bless you Joe Meade, may you rest in Peace in our Lords' Garden!! And God Bless you also Susan!
"BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS
A memorial initiated by a high school friend.
What a tragedy it was to lose such a fine young man. Joe & I attended elementary school together and were friends for many years. I saw Joe just prior to him going to Vietnam to serve his tour. He even made the comment that he thought he would not come home from that terrible war. I will never forget those last words that he spoke to me.
For many years I have often wondered how life after Vietnam would have been for Joe. I know for a fact that he would have been a true asset in our world. He was without a doubt one of the finest people I have known in my life.
Rest in peace, Joe.
I think of you often.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn the latter part of January 1969 the 3/26 Marines participated in Operation BOLD MARINER, a sweep of the Batangan Peninsula. By the 24th, Mike 3/26 had been withdrawn from the tightening cordon and was employed in the extremely hazardous business of searching booby-trapped tunnels and equipment caches. On 25 January twelve Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed by booby traps and mines:
On the following day, a specially equipped amphibious tractor was brought in to try to open paths through the mine fields using line charges. Seven Marines were killed when one of the charges prematurely detonated within the AMTRAC:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Sep 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009