FACES FROM THE WALL

VIETNAM WAR

AUGUST 1968

William FERNAN
Birth 04MAR42Rank CWO Date of Death 01AUG68
P. of birth   Service Army (Reserve)PlacePhuoc Long, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Seattle Unit 1st Avn Bde, 240th Aviation CoDeath Code Non-Hostile Died Missing; Helicopter - Crew; Air Loss Crash - Land
Hometown  service # 536382749Panel50WEST - 41  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date17JAN68Comment   Cemetery  

Larry Allen JAMERSON
Birth 26JAN48Rank CPL Date of Death 02AUG68
P. of birth   Service MarinesPlaceQuang Ngai, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
SpokaneUnit 1 CAG 3 MAFDeath Code Hostile; Ground Casualty; Bomb Explosion
Hometown  service # 2277267Panel 50WEST - 51  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date30JAN67Comment   Cemetery  

Obituary Marine Cpl. Larry A. Jamerson, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Jamerson, N6227 Mayfair, died Friday (2 Aug 1968) as a result of head wounds suffered in action against the Viet Cong near Quang Ngai Province. He was assigned to the 1st Combined Action Group (CAG), 3rd Marine Amphibious Force. He was on his second tour of duty in Vietnam. Cpl Jamerson served in Vietnam from January 1967 to January 1968. He volunteered for a second tour and returned to Vietnam in February. He is the 50th Spokane resident to lose his life in military service in Vietnam. Cpl Jamerson, a member of the track team at Rogers High School, entered the Marine Corps in May 1966. He was a lifelong resident of Spokane. (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 6 Aug 1968)

Cpl. Larry Jamerson Funeral services for Marine Cpl. Larry A. Jamerson, 20, N6227 Mayfair, will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Xavier's Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Michael J. Brodie officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Rosary will be said today at 6 p.m. at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home, the Rev. Brodie officiating. Cpl. Jamerson died in Vietnam 2 Aug (1968). He was born in Spokane, attended Ligerwood School and Rogers High School and was a member of St. Xavier's parish. Survivors, include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Jamerson and three brothers, James, Keith and Kevin, all at Home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Prince, here, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 15 Aug 1968)

Michael Noel HOBAN
Birth 23DEC46Rank SGT Date of Death 05AUG68
P. of birth   Service Army (Draft)PlaceQuang Tin, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Edmonds Unit Americal Div, A Trp, 1st Sgdr, 1st CavDeath Code Hostile, Ground Casualty; Other explosive device
Hometown  service # 56956989Panel49WEST - 13
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date04OCT67Comment   Cemetery Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Edmonds High School, Edmonds WA, Yearbook - 1965

Sgt. Michael N. Hoban, 803 7th Ave. S., Edmonds, died 5 Aug (1968) in Vietnam of injuries suffered in action. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred L. Hoban, a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Jill, all at home. Services: Monday, 1 pm., Beck's Funeral Home; burial, Restlawn Memorial Gardens. (Everett Herald Aug 1968)

Remembrance for Mike Hoban Another high school buddy I knew since Jr high was Mike Hoban who was killed in Vietnam. He was army. For some reason I believe he did not get a sr class picture taken for our school annual, but have one in his jr year. Mike was a nice guy and a great artist. He drew fishing boats and seascapes. His father was the high school wood shop instructor. Class mate (email received 13 Sep 2003)

James Edwin VERNOR
Birth 20JAN48Rank PFC Date of Death 07AUG68
P. of birth   Service Army (Draft)PlaceGia Dinh, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Maple ValleyUnit 199th LIB, A Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd InfDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Other Explosive Device
Hometown  service # 56960761Panel 49WEST - 27  
married SingleMIA -   Medals  
Tour Date30JUN68Comment   Cemetery Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton

Michael Peter BOYLE
Birth 22APR49Rank PFC Date of Death 10AUG68
P. of birth Wallace ID Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
SpokaneUnit M Co, 3/27TH Mar, 1st Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Other Explosive Device
Hometown   service # 2232895Panel49WEST - 36  
married SingleMIA -   Medals  
Tour Date20AUG68Comment   Cemetery Holy Cross Cemetery

Rosary will be said for Marine Corps Pfc. Michael P. Boyle, 19, E3708 Buckeye, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hennessey Funeral Home Services will be at St. Francis Xavier Church Thursday at 8 a.m. with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Pfc. Boyle died 10 Aug (1968) in Vietnam combat. He was born in Wallace ID and came to Spokane as an infant. He attended North Central High School and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church. Pfc. Boyle enlisted in the Marine Corps in January and was sent to Vietnam in July after completion of boot camp. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Boyle, at the Home; a brother, James, and a sister, Mrs. Sally Hattamer, both in Anaheim CA; a sister, Rosemary Boyle, Spokane; and grandmothers, Mrs. James Boyle, Spokane, and Mrs. Pauline Livedalen in Oregon. (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 20 Aug 1968)

Terry Roy JENS Jr.

Birth 04JUN47Rank WO Date of Death 12AUG68
P. of birth   Service Army (Reserve)PlaceLong An, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Seattle Unit 1st Avn Bde, 191st Aviation CoDeath Code Non-Hostile; Helicopter-Pilot;Air Loss Crash on Land
Hometown   service # W3159664Panel 49WEST - 54  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date15JUL68Comment   Cemetery  
    Roosevelt High School, Seattle WA -1965

Kenneth L. WORLEY
Birth 27APR48 Rank LCP Date of Death 12 Aug 1968
P. of birth   Service Marine Corps Place Bo Ban Hamlet, Quang Nan, S.Vietnam
Town of
Record
Modesto CA Unit Machine Gunner Company L, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Div. Death Code HOSTILE,KILLED
Hometown   service # 2230824   Panel 48WEST - 01  
married   MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date   CommentEdmonds   Cemetery  

Marine Lance Cp. Kenneth L. Worley, 21, who died in Vietnam after throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of several comrades, was to received the Medal of Honor post-humus today in ceremonies at the White House. Vice President Spiro Agnew was scheduled to present the medal to Worley's foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Feyerherm of Edmonds. The Feyerherm's eight other children were to attend the ceremony. Worley died 12 Aug 1968 in Quang Nan Province South Vietnam. The nation's highest award for bravery was being present to the families of 13 Marines and two Navy hospital corpsmen in today's private ceremonies. (Everett Herald 1970)

Citation: MEDAL OF HONOR
LANCE CORPORAL KENNETH L. WORLEY,
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company L, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in action against enemy forces in the Republic of Vietnam. After establishing a night ambush position in a house in the Bo Ban Hamlet of Quang Nam Province, security was set up and the remainder of the patrol members retired until their respective watch. During the early morning hours of 12 August 1968, the Marines were abruptly awakened by the platoon leader's warning that "Grenades" had landed in the house. Fully realizing the inevitable result of his actions, Lance Corporal Worley, in a valiant act of heroism instantly threw himself upon the grenade nearest him and his comrades, absorbing with his own body, the full and tremendous force of the explosion. Through his extraordinary initiative and inspiring valor in the face of almost certain death, he saved his comrades from serious injury and possible loss of life although five of his fellow Marines incurred minor wounds as the other grenades exploded. Lance Corporal Worley's gallant actions upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
RICHARD M. NIXON, President of the United States
(U.S. Army Center of Military History )
Photo provided by Home of Heroes

William Fred SOULE

Enumclaw High School
Enumclaw WA
1967
Birth 12MAY49Rank LCPL Date of Death 15AUG68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
AuburnUnit H&S Co, 1st Bn, 1st Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Died Wounds; Ground Casualty; Gun Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 2315165Panel 48WEST - 19  
married SingleMIA -   Medals  
Tour Date05OCT68Comment   Cemetery  

Cpl. W. F. Soule Services were held Thursday for Lance Cpl. William F. Soule, 19, a member of the First Marine Division stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam, who died of wounds suffered 13 Aug (1968) while on patrol. Cpl. Soule was a 1967 graduate of Enumclaw High School. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Soule, of Auburn, and three brothers, Richard, of Seattle, and Edward and Daniel, both of Auburn. Services were arranged by Edline Mortuary of Kent. (Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma WA, 22 Aug 1968 )

Robert Jay BROWN
Birth 14AUG47 Rank CPL Date of Death 16AUG68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Tri, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Kettle FallsUnit Co I, 3/4th Mar, 3d Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 2251298 Panel48WEST - 23  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date 15OCT67 Comment   Cemetery  

Cpl. Robert Brown, the 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Brown of Kettle Falls, was killed in Vietnam 16 Aug (1968), only 74 days before completing his tour in the war torn country. Funeral services will be handled by Moser Funeral Chapel.
  According to word received Wednesday by Brown's parents, he suffered fatal neck and body wounds while engaging the enemy in Quan Tri Province.
  The popular young Kettle Falls man had been in Vietnam since September of 1967 and was serving with the Third Marine division. In the last letter written to his parents, dated 9 Aug (1968), Cpl. Brown said his outfit would be in the bush for 15 days and inside a perimeter for five days, then back into the bush again. "Sure glad I only have 81 days left," he wrote. "Getting down there aren't I."
  Cpl. Brown was a letterman in all major sports while attending Kettle Falls high school and received the hustler award in football and the inspirational award in basketball during his senior year.
  He is survived by his parents at the home in Kettle Falls; brothers, Eugene, Ronnie and Henry, all in Seattle, and Larry in California; sisters, Shirley Brown of Seattle, Mrs. Joyce Shields of Nonita, Calif., Mrs. Ilene Kaiser and his twin, Mrs. Roberta Zema, both of Kettle Falls, and his grandmother, Mary Bond of Springfield.
(Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 28 Aug 1968)

Remembering Robert Jay Brown This photo appeared on an old calendar ....."Kettle Falls Community Birthday Calendar". The submittered guessed it would have been for 1969 since he died in 1968. research notes

Thank you, Susan (Gallyon) Dechant, genealogy researcher

Richard Mark JARVIS
Birth 22MAR47 Rank SP4 Date of Death 18AUG68
P. of birth   Service Army Place Phong Dinh, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Seattle Unit 1st Log Cmd, 556th Trans Co, 10th Trans Bn, 124th Trans ComdDeath Code Non-Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Accidental Homicide
Hometown Ballard (Seattle)service # 18976777Panel 48WEST - 43  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date 23APR68 Comment   Cemetery  
      Ballard High School, Seattle WA -1965

Remembrance for Rick from a Class mate
    I went to school with Rick for four years. A good guy!
    The last time I saw him it was just before he shipped-at the Lockspot Tavern - near the Government Locks.
    I had just come back from Nam and Rick wanted information as to what it was like. He told me he was a truck driver and I told him he didn't have a thing to worry about.
    I worked with his older brother Steve many years later. The family never got the story of what actually happened to him. I believe Steve is still somewhat haunted.
    (Frederick Hill, email received 15 Jan 2004)

Donald Dale HAWKINS
Birth 10SEP47 Rank SGT Date of Death 19AUG68
P. of birth BremertonService Army PlaceDinh Tuong, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Port OrchardUnit door gunner for D troop 3/5 Cav. 9th DivDeath Code Non-Hostile, Helicopter - Crew; Air Loss, Crash on Land
Hometown ... service # 19873784Panel48WEST - 55  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date01DEC67Comment 9th Infantry Cemetery  

Ex-SK Athlete Dies in Vietnam
    A former track star from South Kitsap High School has been reported killed in Vietnam.
    Spec. 4 Donald D. Hawkins, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hawkins, Snug Harbor Mobile Park (Port Orchard Rte. 5, Box 185), was reported killed in a helicopter crash Aug. 19th in the Mekong Region of South Vietnam.
    Spec. Hawkins, a gunner aboard the helicopter, was on a reconnaissance mission when the copter crashed from 1,200 feet. Of the six crewman, two survived and are suffering from severe burns.
    Cause of the crash has not been officially determined, but it is believed to have resulted from a malfunction within the craft.
    The young man was a 1965 graduate of South Kitsap High School and during his high school days set two of South Kitsap’s track records (in the 220 and 440 yard dashes and is co-holder of a third (880 yard relay).
    In 1965, he received the High School Athletic Inspirational Award. He also sang in the Modernaires and later, while attending Olympic College, sand with the Collegians.
    He was born at the Navel Hospital in Bremerton, 20 Sep 1947, and had lived here and in California during his early years.
    He enlisted for four years in the Army in January, 1966, and had served in Germany prior to volunteering for duty in Vietnam.
    “He felt he couldn’t do less than go there and that it was his duty to be there. In fact, he was impatient with the Army for taking so long to process his request,” said his father.
    “He was a kid that never shunned his duties. He wanted to be a front-runner all the time,” said Maynard Lundburg, currently vice principle Marcus Whitman Junior High and assistant track coach when Hawkins as in high school.
    “At no time did he ever feel he wasn’t doing the right thing to be over there,” said Lundberg.
    Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, Roy, of San Jose, Calif.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at the Pendleton-Gilchrist Funeral Home. (Bremerton Sun, Bremerton WA, 26 Aug 1968)

Rosary for Spec. 4 Donald D. Hawkins, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hawkins, Snug Harbor (Port Orchard, Rte. 5. Box 185), will be recited Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the PENDLETON-GILCHRIST FUNERAL HOME. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Gabriels's Catholic Church, Port Orchard. Spec. Hawkins, a gunner aboard a helicopter, was killed in Vietnam 19 Aug (1968) while on a reconnaissance mission when his helicopter crashed as a result of what is believed to have been a malfunction of the craft. The family has requested that any memorials be made to the South Kitsap High School Athletic Department Don Hawkins Memorial. (Bremerton Sun, Bremerton WA, 2 Sep 1968)

Roy Marvin JOHNSON
Birth 25MAY46 Rank SST Date of Death 20AUG68
P. of birth   Service Army (Draft)Place Long An, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Spokane Unit 9th Inf Div, C Co, 2nd Bn, 60th InfDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 56985575 Panel27EAST - 73  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date 23MAR68 Comment 9th Infantry Cemetery Rockford Cemetery. Rockford WA

JOHNSON, Sgt. Roy Marvin -- His Home, E13606 26th Ave. Veteran of Vietnam. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Johnson at the Home. Brother of Edwin N. Johnson of Seattle WA. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services Tuesday 10 Sep 11 a.m. Colonial Chapel of the Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, N1306 Pines. Burial services Rockford Cemetery. Rockford WA. Family suggest memorial gifts may be given to the Washington State Heart Association or American Red Cross (addresses edited) (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, )

Richard A. DAMSCHEN Jr.
Birth 29JAN48 Rank PFCDate of Death 21AUG68
P. of birth Havre MTService Army (Draft)Place Tay Ninh, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
BremertonUnit 25th Inf Div, C Co, 1st Bn, 5th InfDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 56960814 Panel47WEST - 17  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date14JUL68Comment   Cemetery  

(Remembrance for Ricky Damschen--- "Sayeth my name and I will live forever." pictures from brother Jay)


Convoy Ambushed: Richard Damschen Killed in Vietnam
    A Central Kitsap man has been killed in action in Vietnam the second Kitsap County war casualty reported this week.
    Army Pfc. Richard A. Damschen Jr., 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Damschen Sr., Brownsville Highway (Rte. 4, Box 2018) was reported killed in a firefight ambush by enemy forces on a truck convoy in which he was riding 21 Aug (1968).
    On Monday, Army Spec. 4 Donald D. Hawkins, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hawkins, Port Orchard, Rte 5, Box 185, was reported killed in a helicopter crash, believed to have been caused by a malfunction of the craft on 19 Aug (1968).
    Pfc. Damschen had been in Vietnam approximately five weeks and had written home that he had been involved in combat action most of the time since his arrival. He was stationed near Cu Chi, approximately 20 miles north and west of Saigon.
    The young man was born in Havre MT, 29 Jan 1948, but moved with his family at an early age to Poulsbo. The family resided there until 1951 when they moved to Bremerton and had lived in this vicinity ever since.
    He attended Central Kitsap High School where he was an “A” student and worked at the W&G Drywall Co., a construction taping and texturing firm, for about two years.
    Pfc. Damschen entered the Army last February and had been home on leave for part of June and July.
    At the time of his death he was engaged to Miss Edie Duda, Alder Street, and had planned to be married upon completion of his combat tour.
    “At first he complained about the conditions, the heat and all, but after awhile he felt sorry for the people especially the kids. He was ready to go out and show them how to fight,” said his sister, Mrs. Daniel (Lana) Woolard, 3105 13th St.
    “It doesn’t seem fair that he was only there five weeks and had to get killed. He was brave though. He was a man.” She said. “It’s really sad. We got a letter today from him.”
    Pfc. Damschen’s body will be returned to the U.S. under escort of a long-time family friend who is serving in Vietnam now, Army Sgt. Kenneth Peterson, whose residence is on the Brownsville Highway.
    Besides his sister, Mrs. Woolard, and his parents, he is survived by two other sisters, Misses Jackie and Ginny Damschen, of the family home; four brothers, Robert Damschen, Spokane and Gary, William and Jaimie Damschen, all of the family home; his paternal grandfather, Roy E. Damschen, of the Ebenezer Rest Home, Poulsbo; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson, Coram MT; and an uncle, Donald Damschen, Poulsbo.
    Funeral arrangements are pending. The family has requested that any memorials be made to the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle. (Bremerton Sun, Bremerton WA 28 Aug 1968)

Damschen, Richard Arthur Pfc. Killed in Vietnam 21 Aug 1968. He was born in Havre MT in 29 Jan 1948, attending schools locally. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Damschen of Route 4, Box 2018, Bremerton; brothers, Jaimie, Gary, William and Robert, all of the family home; sisters Jackie, Spokane, Ginny, Bremerton and Mrs. Alana Wollard, Bremerton; paternal grandfather Roy E. Damschen, Poulsbo; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Johnson of Coram MT. Funeral services tentatively set for Wednesday, 4 Sep 1968 at 3 p.m. at the LEWIS FUNERAL CHAPEL. (Bremerton Sun, Bremerton WA, 2 Sep 68)

Stephen A. ELLENWOOD Jr.
Birth 08NOV47 Rank LCPL Date of Death 23AUG68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Toppenish Unit D Co, 1st Bn, 1st Mar, 3d Mar DivDeath Code Non-Hostile, Died; Illness/Injury; Ground Casualty Illness, Disease
Hometown   service # 2436194Panel 47WEST - 40  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date09JUL68Comment   Cemetery  

Marine Pfc. Stephen Ellenwood Jr., 20, of Rt. 2, Box 31,Toppenish, died Thursday aboard a hospital ship after he was wounded in Vietnam. He had enlisted in the Marine Corps in January and had been in Vietnam since 1 Jul (1968). Ellenwood attended school and graduated from high school at the all-Indian School at Ft. Sill OK, in 1967. Survivors include his mother Mrs. Esther Alexander of Seattle, his father Stephen Ellenwood Sr., of Toppenish, a son Stephen Ellenwood III of Dallas TX; two half brothers, Roger Benson of Seattle and Gregory WakWak of Harrah; a sister Esther J. Ellenwood of Toppenish; six half sisters, Yvonne, Charla, Glenda, and Nadine Benson of Brownstown WA, and Irma WakWak of Harrah; grandfathers John D. White of Toppenish and William Dixon of Medicine Valley WA. Wapato WA Article...(Yakima Morning Herald 26 Aug 1968)

Danny Lee GRIMSHAW
Birth 15FEB47Rank HM2 Date of Death 23AUG68
P. of birth   Service Navy PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
SeattleUnit 1st Mar Div 1ST Bn 27th MarinesDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown Kennewick service # 3909097 Panel47WEST - 43  
married Single MIA   Medals  
Tour Date 23FEB68 CommentVirtual Wall   Cemetery  

Picture from remembrances at Virtual Wall

Walter Maurice HENRY
Birth 09AUG49 Rank PFC Date of Death 23AUG68
P. of birth   Service Marines PlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
SeattleUnit Co D, 1 MP Bn FMFDeath Code Hostile, Ground Casualty - Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 2388813Panel47WEST - 44  
married Single MIA -   Medals posthumous awarded Silver Star
Tour Date12FEB68Comment   Cemetery  

Kenneth Wayne REID
Birth 09FEB44Rank 1LT Date of Death 23AUG68
P. of birth  Service Army (Reserve)PlaceQuang Duc, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
BlaineUnit MACV Adv Team 32Death Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # O5336832Panel 47WEST - 52  
married  MIA -   Medals Bronze Star 22 Jan 1967
Tour Date19JUL67Comment   Cemetery Sumas Cemetery

Picture supplied by Randy Reid brother of Kenneth Reid

Kenneth Reid Killed in Vietnam Mr. and Mrs. Lester Reid, Blaine were officially notified yesterday of the death of their son, 1st Lt. Kenneth Reid while serving in the US Army in Vietnam. According to an Army representative Kenneth was killed while instructing members of the Vietnam forces in military tatics. He had served in Vietnam 13 months. Kenneth was graduated from Blaine High School in 1962 and enlisted in the Army in 1965. After serving the first two years he applied and was accepted in the Officers Candidate School in Ft. Benning GA. On 22 Jan (1967) Kenneth was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic conduct in leading his platoon during a combat operation. Quoting from the letter sent the family at the time; "In earning this award, Kenneth distinguished himself as exceptional, even among the many outstanding young officers who served beside him. That he can lead men in carrying out the difficult but necessary tasks of war, indicates that your son has in abundance those qualities of responsibilities through all his future endeavors." Editors Note. The grief felt by the loss of this member of the U.S. armed forces is shared by many more of us than just the Reid family. The war, its gains and losses, belongs to all of us and as a community we share in the loss of Kenneth Reid. To the family our deepest To the family, our deepest sympathies. (Blaine Journal, Blaine WA, Thursday, 29 Aug 1968)

Reid, 1st Lt. Kenneth W. Reid, age 24, of Blaine WA was killed in action in Viet Nam, Friday, 23 Aug 1968. A lifetime resident of the Blaine area he graduated from Blaine High School in 1962 and had served in Viet Nam for the past 13 months. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Reid, of Blaine; two brothers Randy of Renton and Fred of Blaine; a sister, Carrilee, also of Blaine; numerous aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held in Veroskes McKinney Funeral Home Tuesday, 10 Sep (1968), at 1 o'clock with Chaplain Marvin Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Sumas Cemetery with full military honors. The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham WA, Monday, 10 Sep 1968)

Leslie Edmund HINES III
Birth 23OCT38Rank 1LT Date of Death24AUG68
P. of birth  Service Army (Reserve)PlaceBinh Long, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Spokane Unit 11th ACR, E Trp, 2nd Sqd, 11th CavDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown Spokane service # 5244740Panel46WEST - 03  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date15MAR68Comment11th Cav/ Black Horse Cemetery  

Dean Laverne LANG
Birth 07JUN41Rank SSGT Date of Death24AUG68
P. of birth South DakotaService Army (Draft)PlaceBinh Long, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
EverettUnit 1st Inf Div, B Co, 1st Bn, 2nd InfDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 56958453Panel46WEST - 05  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date21MAR68Comment   CemeteryFloral Hills Heather Garden

Army Sgt. Dean L. Lang 228 5th Ave., Kirkland, died 24 Aug (1968) in Vietnam. Born 7 Jun 1941, in South Dakota, he had lived in Western Washington for 15 years, several of these in Lynnwood. He was a former employee of Martile Roofing in Seattle. He leaves his wife, Sharon; three daughters, Annette, Janette and Joy, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Genevieve Davis Lang of Lynnwood; his grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Delay of South Dakota; his grandfather, Fred Lang of Seattle; four brothers Duane and Van, both of Everett, Roger of Edmonds and Harley Jr. of Seattle; and a sister, Mrs. Shirley Shannon of Duvall. Services: Friday, 1 pm., Floral Hills Funeral Home; burial, Floral Hills Heather Garden. (Everett Herald 1968)

Guy Allen DAVISON
Birth 29MAY47Rank SP4 Date of Death25AUG68
P. of birth EverettService ArmyPlaceTay Ninh, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
EverettUnit 18th MP Bde C Co 720th MP Bn 89th MP GrpDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 18976667 Panel46WEST - 13  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date02MAY67Comment   Cemetery  
Cascade High School, Everett WA, 1966

Spec. 4 Guy A. Davison, 21, 105 Dorn Ave., died 25 Aug (1968) in Vietnam. Born 29 May 1947 in Everett he attended Everett schools and was graduated in 1966 from Cascade High School. He entered the Army in November, 1966, and spent a year's tour of duty in Vietnam ending in May of this year. He volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam, and had been there since June 5, attached to Co. C, 720 MP Battalion, U.S. Army. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Florence M. Davison at the home; his father, R. E. Davison of Everett" two brothers, Spec. 4 Michael Davison stationed with the U. S. Army in Germany, and Ron Davison at home; and a sister, Mrs. Lynette Johnson of Janesville WI. Funeral arrangements will be announced from the funeral home of Purdy and Walters. (Everett Herald 1968)

James Allen FERGUSON
Birth 20AUG47Rank SP4 Date of Death26AUG68
P. of birth  Service Army (Draft)PlaceBinh Long, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
SeattleUnit 1st Inf Div, A Co, 1st Bn, 2nd InfDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown   service # 56959482 Panel 46WEST - 29  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date12FEB68Comment   Cemetery  

Richard Otis KROGH
Birth 19MAY47Rank CPL Date of Death26AUG68
P. of birth  Service Marines PlaceQuang Tri, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Mercer IslandUnit ...Death Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 2266195 Panel46WEST - 30  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date14JUN68Comment   Cemetery  

Donald William PICK
Birth 13JAN30Rank MAJ Date of Death27AUG68
P. of birth  Service Air ForcePlaceS. Vietnam
Town of
Record
Richland Unit ...Death Code Hostile, Died Missing; Fixed Wing - Crew; Air Loss, Crash - Sea, BNR
Hometown  service # 47567Panel 46WEST - 44  
married MarriedMIA - 27 Aug 68 Medals  
Tour Date27AUG68Comment   Cemetery  
Richland High School, Richland WA, Senior Class 1948, Boys' Fed. 3-4, Annual 1, Science Club 4, Hi-Y Treasurer 3-4, A.S.B. President 4, A.S.B. Representative 3, Band 2-4, Honor Society 4

(MIA information extracted from POWnetwork.org) At this time there is little information available about his death. P.O.W. Network

Larry Leonard FINCHER
Birth 22SEP48Rank PFC Date of Death29AUG68
P. of birth  Service MarinesPlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
Record
AlgonaUnit A Co, 1st Bn, 5th Mar, 1st Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Ground Casualty; Other Explosive Device
Hometown  service # 2436349 Panel 46WEST - 56  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date14AUG68Comment   Cemetery  

Auburn High School, Auburn WA, 1967

Oril William 'Bill' HAWLEY
Birth 23NOV49Rank PFC Date of Death30AUG68
P. of birth EverettService MarinesPlaceQuang Nam, S. Vietnam
Town of
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Spokane Unit Co C, 1 Bn, 5 Mars, 1 Mar DivDeath Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 2232914 Panel45WEST - 10  
married Single MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date30JUL68Comment   Cemetery Greenwood Memorial Terrace

Remembrance for our brother, Bill Hawley He was born in Everett and spent most of his childhood in Everett before we moved to Spokane. In Spokane he attended Rodgers High School in Spokane before he quit and joined the Marine Corps. He was only 18 when he was shipped to Vietnam and died 30 days later in Quang Nam Province. (photo and remembrance from brothers and sisters... celebrating the Marine Corps birthday 2003)

HAWLEY, Orvil V, (Bill) -- Private in the U.S. Marines. Attended Havermale and North Central High School. Survived by his mother, Mrs. George E. Worley, Spokane; 5 brothers, Sgt. Thomas H. Freeman, Vietnam; Merie J. Freeman, S.D.; David Layton, Lawrence Layton, Patrick Layton, all of Spokane; 2 sisters, Victoria Layton, Spokane; Mrs. Linda Keck, N.C. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Richards, Everett WA. Funeral services Wed. 25 Sep (1968) at 10 a.m. in the Rose Chapel of the Hennessey Funeral Home, N2203 Division St. The Rev. Fredrick H. Haad officiating. Interment Greenwood Memorial Terrace. (The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 24 Sep 1968)

Obituary Funeral services for Marine Pfc. Orvil V. Hawley, 18, will be at 10 a.m. today at Hennessey Funeral Home. The Rev. Fredrick H. Haag will officiate with burial following in Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Pfc. Hawley was killed in Vietnam combat 30 Aug (1968) while on patrol near Quang Nam. He was Spokane County's 54th war casualty. He attended Havermale Junior High and North Central and Rogers High schools. He had been in Vietnam only a month and was a member of C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Divison(The Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA, 25 Sep 1968)

David LeRoy MC RAE
Birth 15FEB43Rank SSGT Date of Death31AUG68
P. of birth  Service MarinesPlaceThua Thein, S. Vietnam
Town of
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Walla WallaUnit ... Death Code Hostile, Died; Ground Casualty; Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hometown  service # 1956068Panel45WEST - 16  
married Married MIA -   Medals  
Tour Date21JAN68Comment   Cemetery  

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