Mike Company               

Third Battalion, Fifth Marines

RVN, 1966 -1971
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The Wall I Live Behind In My Mind

(May it never shatter)


In memory of the following Marines I served with in Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Vietnam from October 1968---September 1969.  I carry a part of their spirit within me.  Their spirit is safe and sound.  Their spirit is welcomed inside me and shall never be deceived as long as I live.

                                                                                                                                       ---- Paul E. O'Connell -----


Rank, Name, Date of Death, Location on the Wall, Panel and Line
PFC Gary Lee Heeman 15 Jan 69 34W L7
LCPL Joseph Lloyd Freeman, Jr. 03 Mar 69 30W L19
CPL David Allen Johnston 03 Mar 69 30W L25
PFC Gene Operie Merriweather 03 Mar 69 30W L27
LCPL Ronald F. Christianson 03 Mar 69 30W L20
SGT Leslie Dale Thompson 05 Mar 69 30W L50
PFC Ronny Smith 10 May 69 25W L43
PFC Herbert Burgess Murphy 10 May 69 25W L41
CPL Gary Lee Hisle 23 May 69 24W L85
PFC John Ward Kirchner 27 May 69 23W L1
PFC Calvin Emanuel Cooper 28 May 69 23W L6
HM2 Chris Monroe Pyle 28 May 69 23W L10
LCPL Terry August Householter 23 Jun 69 22W L120


"It is to Napoleon that the honor shall one day be given of having made for a time a world in which the man, the warrior, outweighed the tradesman and the Philistine."  -- Friedrich Nietzsche --