Watson Jr., Sammie Lee, PFC Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Last Unit
1968-1968, 0311, 26th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
Service Years
1968 - 1968

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1948
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
St Louis
Last Address
St Louis

Casualty Date
Nov 28, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
37W 003

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 Unit Assignments
26th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
  1968-1968, 0311, 26th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1968, Boot Camp - San Diego
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969 VSM Streamer/Operation Nicollet Bay
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
A Note from The Virtual Wall The 1/26 Marines' Command Chronology for Nov 1968 contains the following entry: "27 Nov 68: A3-3 received 6 rounds of 60mm incoming [mortar fire]. A reaction force was sent out and ran into an enemy automatic weapons position. One Marine was KIA in the initial contact. Another force was sent to assist and another Marine was KIA. Reaction force could not get in position to assault [without sustaining additional casualties] and were pulled back because of darkness and terrain. Position attacked in the morning with NGF [Naval gun fire], Arty, Air, and overrun. Results: 3 USMC KIA, misc gear and demolitions captured." The three Marines killed in the action were Cpl Jackie M. Medlin, Sanford, FL, Alpha 1/26 Cpl Daniel C. Tedrow, Mullan, ID, Alpha 1/26 Pfc Sammie L. Watson, St Louis, MO, Charlie 1/26
   
Comments/Citation
20 Sep 2006 Marine, I never knew you. You died on the same day and place that my brother did. You were there, fighting for your country and the American way of life. I mourn your passing. You were gone in a flash, in the prime of your youth, never to return to St. Louis, Missouri. You never got a chance to lead a productive life, marry, raise a family, or be there for your aging parents. You are our hero. You have served our nation well and we thank you for your honor and sacrifice ! Rest in peace, Marine. You're not forgotten! From the sister of a fellow fallen Marine, Judy Tedrow Metzker rnjmet@wavecable.com You served in Vietnam with my husband and you were also in Bootcamp with him. Bless you brave Marine, you did not die alone.Semper Fi Posted by: Mrs. Bobby Harris(Bones) Email: EbunHar50@aol.com Relationship: Thursday, May 12, 2005
   
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