David Lee SchouweilerPrivate First Class
WHISKEY BTRY, 1ST BN, 12TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
16 September 1948 - 19 September 1967
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The database page for David Lee Schouweiler
I heard the last words David ever spoke. He yelled out "Hey, I am hit". He died shortly after.
He died at Con Thien. A tough place to be in the summer and fall of 1967. If anyone who reads this knows if David has any surviving relatives in Tulsa please let me know.
From a fellow Marine,
A Note from The Virtual WallOperation KINGFISHER, the name given to one of the continuing efforts to block North Vietnamese Army units moving from the DMZ into eastern Quang Tri Province, ran from mid-July through October 1967. During that time, the Marines suffered 340 men killed in action and almost 1500 wounded while confirming over 1100 dead from the various NVA units engaged.
The Marine outpost at Con Thien (Hill 158), just south of the DMZ, was hit by enemy artillery firing from within and north of the DMZ throughout KINGFISHER. On 19 Sep 1967 that fire cost the lives of three Marines:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Jun 2007
Last updated 08/10/2009