Williamson, Joel Stephen, Sgt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Last Unit
1967-1967, 0311, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)/I Co
Service Years
1964 - 1967

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
East Meadow
Last Address
East Meadow, NY

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 036

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 Unit Assignments
7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)
  1967-1967, 0311, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)/I Co
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968 VSM Streamer
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Last Known Activity
During Operation FOSTER a reconnaissance squad of Marines from Company I, were taken under heavy small arms fire by an enemy force estimated to be 40 men from a well prepared and concealed position in Phu Long village, in Duc Duc District. The Marines returned fire and called for assistance, a reaction platoon responded but was also immediately taken under heavy automatic weapons and small arms fire sustaining the majority of the casualties. The rest of India Company was committed to the engagement which lasted until darkness fell enabling the enemy to slip away from the battlefield. The Marines suffered five men killed and twelve wounded during this engagement on the sixth day of the operation.
 
   
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