James Patrick ProctorLance Corporal
H CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
10 April 1946 - 01 August 1967
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The database page for James Patrick Proctor
Proctor was a member of our gun team assigned to the third platoon. He was wounded on Operation Kingfisher north of Con Thien on 7/29/67. He was medevaced and died of his wounds on 8/1/67. I remember when he went home on special leave to get married. He was an outstanding Marine and loved by everyone in the company. I constantly think of him.
From a friend and former squad member
A Note from The Virtual WallOperation KINGFISHER was a reconnaissance-in-force into the Demilitarized Zone about 5 kilometers northwest of Con Thien, and resulted in bitter fighting with well-entrenched NVA regulars. The Marines lost 31 men on 29 July, including two from Hotel 2/9 - Cpl Alfred J. Gaspar of Fall River, MA, and LCpl James G. McGovern.
A third Hotel 2/9 Marine, LCpl James P. Proctor died on 01 Aug of wounds received in the 29 July fighting. Lance Corporal Proctor was awarded a posthumous Silver Star for his actions during the battle.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009