O'Neill, Timothy Michael, 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF
Service Years
1966 - 1969
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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1945
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by 1stLt Lawrence G. Ward (Mustanger aka SSJO)-Deceased to remember Marine 2ndLt Timothy Michael O'Neill.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
St Louis
Last Address
Jefferson City, MO

Casualty Date
May 25, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 106

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), OCS
  1966, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), TBS
  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 2042
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3), 3rd Marine Regiment3rd Marine Division, III MEF
  1969-1969, 0301, B Co, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  1969-1969, 3rd Marine Division, III MEF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign (1969)/Operation Virginia Ridge
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Last Known Activity

NVA hit on a ammo dump near Con Thien killed 15 including Lt O'Neill, who left a wife Janet Kay O'Neill

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  • A Note From the Virtual Wall

    Posted on 5/25/12 - by A Marine
    On 25 May 1969 Bravo Company, 1st Bn, 3rd Marines, was holding a defensive position about 5 kilometers southwest of Cam Lo (in Quang Tri Province just south of the DMZ). The position had received enemy 82mm mortar fire during the morning hours, apparently without harm, but the company's luck changed in the afternoon. The Command Chronology reports that
    'At 251745H, at Bravo Company position vicinity YD055684, the NVA firing 82mm mortars ... dropped one round into the increments pit of the 81mm mortars, setting them on fire, fire spread to the 81mm ammo in the ammo pits, this started the 81mm ammo going off, and the fire spread to a pallet of 81mm ammo near the position, causing it to explode. People trying to put out the fire before the explosion got too close, Bravo suffered 8 KIA, 29 WIA, and 2 MIA. Rounds continued to cook off, making it impossible that night to get every one of the KIA or WIA out. Company forced to move off hill by continuous explosions.'
    On the morning of the 26th the Marines regrouped, reoccupied the position, and recovered additional bodies, increasing the casualty count to 12 dead. No identifiable remains were recovered for two Marines known to be present, and a week later one of the wounded died of his injuries. The fifteen men were
    1stLt John W. Abbott, Hammond, IN, Bravo 13
    2ndLt Timothy M. O'Neill, St Louis, MO, Bravo 13
    Cpl Gary D. Carter, Tyler, TX, Bravo 13
    Cpl Daniel L. Pucci, Berea, OH, Bravo 13 (DoW 06021969)
    Cpl Jan Rauschkolb, Denver, CO, H&S 13
    Cpl William F. Skaggs, St Paul, MN, Bravo 13
    LCpl Paul A. Graff, Sunnyvale, CA, H&S 13
    LCpl Michael A. Powell, Atlanta, GA, H&S 13
    LCpl John Winters, Clark, NJ, Bravo 13
    Pfc Jimmy K. Church, Columbus, OH, Bravo 13
    Pfc Keith A. Kahlstorf, Britt, IA, Bravo 13
    Pfc Edward T. O'Donovan, Chicago, IL, Bravo 13
    Pfc Jim J. Walters, Sioux City, IA, Bravo 13
    Pfc Leroy C. Williams, Jacksonville, FL, Bravo 13 (Body not recovered)
    Pvt Monek Weitz, Roxbury, MA, A Btry, 112 Marines (Body not recovered)
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    Semper Fi
    Posted on 5/25/12 - by A Marine
    Semper Fi, Lieutenant.
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