Wendell Ray WheatLance Corporal
C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 October 1941 - 08 February 1966
El Paso, TX
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The database page for Wendell Ray Wheat
Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1/7 was supposed to land on 13 August 1965 but our mail address was "Marine 13" and the Colonel would not land a "Marine 13" on Friday the 13th so we went ashore on 14 August. Our designation was changed from BLT 1/7 to 1st Bn, 7th Marines, 4th Brigade, but we were then assigned to the 3rd Marine Division.
A note from The Virtual Wall:
A memorial from a fellow 1/7 Marine,|
who wishes to remain anonymous.
E-mail address is not available. 21 Sep 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)