Bernard, Vincent, LCpl

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Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Last Primary MOS
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Primary Unit
1967-1968, 0311, CAP 1-3-6, III MAF/1st CAG (Combined Action Group)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Lance Corporal


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia
Last Address
Dorchester, MA

Casualty Date
Sep 21, 1968
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 43W Line 051

 Official Badges 

Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP)

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]1

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Rifle Marksman

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
III MAFIII MAF/1st CAG (Combined Action Group)
  1967-1968, 0311, III MAF
  1967-1968, 0311, CAP 1-3-6, III MAF/1st CAG (Combined Action Group)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1973 Vietnam War
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Combined Action Program
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
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Last Known Activity
UTM grid reference is BS573943

LCpl Vincent Bernard was born in Wagmatcook, NS, Canada. 

Queen of The World Cemetery 
Victoria County
Nova Scotia, Canada

Vincent Bernard of Mi'kmaw heritage was one of ten children of Mr. Frank L. Bernard who predeceased his son and Mary Bernard of Nyanza, Victoria County, Nova Scotia Canada, Vincent left his five brothers and four sisters to live with his uncle, John Bernard who had been a chief of the Mi'kmaw Reserve and had moved to Boston Massachusetts. On July 5, 1967 he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in Boston MA, and he arrived in Vietnam on December 13, 1967 where he was assigned to Company G, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d MARDIV (Rein) FMF until he was reassigned and joined CAP (Combined Action Platoon) 1-3-6, CACO 1-3, 1st CAG, III MAF on July 20, 1968.

CAP's (Combined Action Platoon's) were units where Marines would, live, train, and patrol with local Vietnamese PF's (Popular Forces) in their villages and who were little more than armed civilians. A squad of Marines would be assigned to villages that had a high enemy presence, to instill the fighting spirit in the local PF's so they can protect their families and fellow citizens against their enemy the Viet Cong and NVA.

On September 21, 1968 while on patrol the men of CAP 1-3-6 encountered an unknown number of enemy VC on the outskirts of Phu Le village, in the Binh Son District of Quang Ngai Province ,after a furious exchange of gunfire LCpl Bernard was killed as a result of a head wound inflicted by hostile small arms fire

Service # 2357451
Start of Tour 12/13/1967 

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