Loy, James Richard, HN

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HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1967-1968, HM-8404, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
Service Years
1966 - 1968



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Green Bay, WI
Last Address
Green Bay, WI

Casualty Date
Jan 11, 1968
Hostile, Died
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34E 030

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
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2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (2/1), 1st Marine Regiment
  1967-1968, HM-8404, H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
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  1967-1968 Vietnam War
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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  Jan 19, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
UTM grid reference is YD116702
W/ Fox 2/1
Service number B506923
Tour start date 11/15/1967

Name of Award
Silver Star
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospitalman James Richard Loy (NSN: B-506923), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action on 11 January 1968 while serving as a Medical Corpsman with Company F, Second Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. As a squad-sized patrol from Company F proceeded in total darkness along the safety lane within a minefield while on an ambush mission near Con Thien, the point man inadvertently led the squad into the mined area. Within minutes, two mines were detonated simultaneously, wounding three Marines. Upon hearing the explosions, Hospitalman Loy unhesitatingly moved from the rear of the squad, entered the minefield, and maneuvered to the side of the wounded men to administer first-aid treatment. Realizing that the life of one seriously injured Marine depended on his immediate evacuation to a medical facility, and aware that it would take considerable time to clear a path through the minefield, Hospitalman Loy carefully prepared the injured man for movement and unaided, proceeded to carry his comrade from the hazardous area. Slowly moving across the minefield, Hospitalman Loy had advanced approximately thirty meters when he was mortally wounded by an exploding mine. By his bold imitative, extraordinary courage, and selfless devotion to duty, Hospitalman Loy inspired all who observed him. His heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: 11-Jan-68
Service: Navy
Rank: Hospitalman
Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company F
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Regiment: 1st Marines
Division: 1st Marine Division
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