Dalrymple, William Ray, LCpl Fallen
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Lance Corporal
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1967-1967, 5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Lance Corporal


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Casualty Date
May 26, 1967
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Quang Tin
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 Unit Assignments
5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
  1967-1967, 5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (3/5)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1966, Boot Camp - San Diego, -
 Combat and Operations History
  1967-1967 Counteroffensive Phase II 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967 Campaign VSM Streamer/Operation Union II
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In late April 1967 the 1st Marine Division initiated "Operation Union", a search-and-destroy effort aimed at the 21st NVA Regiment and other enemy forces operating in the Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces in Military Region 1. The Marines were engaged in heavy fighting throughout the first half of May, effectively destroying the NVA Regiment by mid-month.
A follow-on, "Operation UNION II", was initiated on 26 May with air assaults into the Que Son Valley with the intention of locating and defeating in detail the remnants of the 21st NVA Regiment. Instead, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, found the 3rd NVA Regiment dug in near Vinh Huy.

Fighting continued throughout the afternoon. When the Marines finally overran the last enemy positions at 1630, they counted 118 dead NVA soldiers scattered over the battlefield. The 3rd Battalion lost 38 killed and 82 wounded.

Cpl. Dalrymple dies in Vietnam
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. William Ray Dalrymple, 20, the son of Ray Dalrymple, Route 3, Box 662, Hoquiam, was killed in action in Vietnam Friday. Dalrymple was the first Hoquiam youth to lose his life in the Vietnam war. Born in Hoquiam, he was graduated from Hoquiam High in 1965 and joined the Marine Corps in January of 1966. Since being transferred to Vietnam in July of 1966, he had participated in seven major operations against the Viet Cong before being killed by a mortar blast Friday at Quang Tri. In addition to his father and step-mother, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Joyce Morton, Doty WA; three sisters Brenda and Darlene, both of Hoquiam, and Mrs. Karen Marlow, El Centro CA.; two brothers, Robert Allen and Larry Ray, both of Hoquiam; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Meek, Humptulips, and Mr. and Mrs. William Flecther, Hoquiam, and many aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives. The body will be received by the Coleman Mortuary. Funeral arrangements will be announced.
(The Daily World, Aberdeen WA, 31 May 1967)

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