Spensko, Louis Paul, Sgt

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1968-1968, 0311, 27th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1965 - 1968



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May 13, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Helper, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
60E 003

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Infantry Training School(s) West3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment1st Marine Division, I MEF27th Marine Regiment
  1965-1965, 0311, L Co (2nd ITR), 2nd Infantry Training Bn
  1968-1968, 0311, I Co, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)
  1968-1968, 0311, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1968-1968, 0311, 27th Marine Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1973 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Allen Brook3
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History of the 3rd Battalion, 27th Marines

From Every Marine, Robert A. Simonsen

13 MAY: Capt. Thomas Ralph, CO of Co I,3/27, moved his company by helicopters to Hill 148 in the Que Son Mountains, just to the south of, and overlooking Go Noi Island. Once landed, the platoons were dispersed around the crest and began digging in.
The ground was hard and progress was very slow. There was no shade and the temperature was extremely hot. Water was a premium and there would be no resupplies that day.
Later in the afternoon, two separate booby trap incidents resulted in 2 friendly KIAS and 3WIAS. (One WIA died of his wounds later that day)
From the hill, groups of NVA were spotted, and several air-strikes were called in on them with positive results. I/3/27 remained on hill 148 for the night and planned to join up with 2/7 the next day on the Island. 

I Co KIA 13 May:
PFC Leland Samuel Deeds, Newtown, Mo.
Sgt Louis Paul Spensko, Helper, Ut.
Cpl Steven Dale Zucroff, Panorama City, Ca.

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 60E 003
Serial Number 2131635
Start of Tour 1968-02-19
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