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Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67

 
 
Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 22, 2014
1. Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67 Marker
Front of the Marker
Inscription.  
May we never forget to honor and pay tribute to our fellow classmates who paid the ultimate price and sacrificed their lives in Vietnam. Any one of us could have had our name listed, but it was only by God's Grace that we were spared. We hope and pray that God was with each family during its difficult time.

Dale E. Wittler, TBS 6-67, Co. N
Reunion June 1998

This monument is dedicated to the 498 officers of Basic Class 6-67, and their families and friends, whose lives were changed forever by the war in Vietnam. 43 men from our class were killed in Vietnam, 1 man was killed in Lebanon, and 6 lost their lives in training. Over 200 members of our class were wounded in combat.

Marker Reverse
Michael P. Ruane, 12-18-67, Mike 3/7
Randal D. Yeary, 1-14-68, Bravo 3rd Recon
Thomas J. Hoare Jr., 1-18-68, Lima 3/4
Peter L. Siller, 1-26-68, India 3/1
Thomas H Staples, 1-29-68, Hotel 2/7
James T. Bergen III, 2-1-68, Bravo 1/5
Leslie A. Dickinson, Jr., 2-3-68, Golf 2/7
Michael W. Berkery, 2-5-68, Delta 1/4
Michael A. Deeter, 2-7-68, Kile 3/3
Terrance R. Roach, Jr., 2-8-68, Alpha 1/9
Kenneth L. Kirkes,
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By Kevin W., July 22, 2014
2. Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67 Marker
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2-9-68, Fox 2/3
Donald A. Hausrath, Jr., 2-11-68, Fox 2/5
Terrance C. Graves, 2-16-68, 3rd Force Recon
John R. Ruggles III, 2-28-68, Kilo 3/5
Richard W. Kapp, Jr., 3-1-68, Mike 3/1
Mark C. Whittier,3-6-68, Charlie 1/7
George W. Coleman, 3-17-68, Delta 1/7
Thomas B. Ferguson, 3-30-68, Delta 1/1
Charles H. Neel, Jr., 4-5-68, Golf 2/27
William R. Ammon, 4-16-68, Mike 3/26
Donald W. Pratt, 4-26-68, Alpha 1/4
John M. Odell, 4-30-68, Bravo 1/3
Patrick J. Harrington, 4-30-68, Lima 3/9
Paul F. Cobb, 5-16-68, Alpha 1/7
Ralph S Gorton III, 5-27-68, Delta 1/3
Samuel J. Hannah, 6-7-68, Delta 1/26
Paul M. McGrath, 6-7-68, Alpha 1/26
Thomas R. Keppen, 7-7-68, Bravo 1/3
William E Reilly III, 7-17-68, Bravo 1/9
Harold L. Cheadle, Jr.m 8-23-68, Delta 1/9
Daniel L. Anderson, 8-25-68, Delta 1/1
Steven R. Hilton, 8-25-68, Alpha 1/1
Jack S. Imlah, 8-29-68, Delta 1/5
John L. Molyneaux, Jr., 8-31-68, Alpha 1/5
Douglas A., Paige, 9-26-68, India 3/9
John C. White III, 11-1-68, Hotel 2/5
Thomas B. Rainey, 11-11-68, Lima 1st CAG
Michael S: Lafromboise, 6-6-69, HQ Btry 12th Marines
Roland C. Hamilton, 7-22-69, VMO 2 MAG 16
Patrick R. Curran, 9-29-69, VMA(AW) 242 MAG 11
Joseph W. Devlin, 3-8-70, HMM 364 MAG 16
Toby R. Gritz, 3-25-70, HMM 367 MAG 16
Bernard H. Plassmeyer, 9-11-70, VMA 311 MAG 11
*Graham
Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67 Marker </b>(on right) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 22, 2014
3. Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67 Marker (on right)
E. Tharp, 6-10-69, FMAT 10 MCCRTG 10
*Stephen D. Dunlap, 6-10-69, VT 22
*William B. Lanham, 10-6-69, MARFITATKRON 531
*Ronald J. Jensen, 4-22-70, VMA(AW) 533
*Donald S. Jones, 1-2-80, VMFA 333
*Philip S. Menagh, 6-9-84, VA National Guard (Fox 2/7 Vietnam)
William R. Higgins, 7-28-89, UN Observer Group

*Killed in training

Struck blind in the brilliance
I waited and watched and when the time came I said nothing. Such is death. It comes quietly without a sound.
Ralph S. Gorton III, KIA 5-27-68, TBS 6-67, Co. N

 
Erected 2014.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 38° 29.967′ N, 77° 26.391′ W. Marker is near Quantico, Virginia, in Stafford County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Gilbert Road and Okinawa Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Basic School Class of 2-1965 (a few steps from this marker); 9th Special Basic Class (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Special Basic Class (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Special Basic Class (within shouting distance of this marker); Quantico Marine Athletes of the Sixties
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Heywood Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); First Special Basic Class (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Special Basic Course (1952) (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Regarding Marine Officers Basic Class 6-67. The Basic Class of 6-67 suffered 50 casualties and more than 200 wounded Marines.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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