Nicholas Allen TagueCorporal
WPNS PLT, C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
22 September 1946 - 10 May 1967
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The database page for Nicholas Allen Tague
Nick, you came to our company as a boot Marine and we never knew it as you had the walk and talk of a vet. You were a machine gunner for me and when not in the boonies we would talk about the land of the "big PX". The hooch was our home with all the sandbags and that was all we had on Hill 54. In the hooch with the gun we talked of family, friends and home. You spent so much time talking about your dad and just as much about your girlfriend. I learned so much from you that I raised my chilren, all four of them, I hope in the same manner your dad raised you. The world should have grieved just as I did when I heard of your death so many years ago. The world lost a great human being and I a dear friend. Semper Fi, Nick.
From a Marine buddy,
A Note from The Virtual WallIn May 1967 the 1st Bn, 5th Marines was involved in Operation UNION in the Que Son Valley south of Danang. Battalion Landing Team 1/3 had come ashore on 02 May to assist in the sweeps through the valley (termed Operation BEAVER CAGE). On 10 May the two battalions were engaged in very heavy fighting about 4 kilometers north of Que Son City.
Charlie 1/5 joined with three companies from 1/3 Marines in an assault on entrenched North Vietnamese at Hill 110. Although the assault was successful in terms of destroying the NVA force which held Hill 110, 30 Marines and sailors died in the fighting. Eight of the dead were from Charlie 1/5:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 26 Mar 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009