George Robert Ward, JrLance Corporal
Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines
United States Marine Corps
06 August 1949 - 14 March 1969
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The database page for George Robert Ward, Jr
THE MEMORIALGeorge Robert Ward was my brother.
I was just 8 years old when he was killed.
I have been trying for a long time to find out about my brother, and I would very much like to hear from anyone who served with him.
THE ACTIONLance Corporal Ward was a member of Kilo Company, 3/4 Marines. KILO and MIKE companies were positioned on Mutter's Ridge (LZ Sierra), south of the DMZ, and were engaged with the enemy. Helicopter squadron HMM-161 was operating in support of the ground forces.
Mutter's Ridge (LZ Sierra) from Highway 9
A CH-46D (Call sign YR-31, BuNo 154841) brought in a load of supplies, then settled in the LZ to take on wounded Marines. The CH-46 was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and burst into fire, with at least one secondary explosion. A dozen Marines and one Navy Corpsman, some in the aircraft and some on the ground alongside, died in the conflagration.
The dead included
Lance Corporal George R Ward also is memorialized by his comrades of the
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)