Calzia, Frank Vincent, HN

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HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Primary Unit
1967-1968, HM-8404, 1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
Service Years
1965 - 1968



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Casualty Info
Home Town
El Segundo, CA
Last Address
El Segundo, CA

Casualty Date
May 10, 1968
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Green Hills Memorial Park - Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
58E 005 / Grace Lawn, 50, H

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1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
  1967-1968, HM-8404, 1st Bn, 26th Marine Regiment (1/26)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Kentucky
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2015, United States Navy Memorial
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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  Nov 18, 2015, General Photos3
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Last Known Activity
Between 07 and 17 May 1968 the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines were conducting sweep operations north of Dong Ha as part of Operation KENTUCKY. On 09 May Delta 1/26 got into a serious fight with NVA troops, losing 12 men while ejecting the NVA from a 30-bunker complex. Anticipating a night attack in retaliation, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, and H&S companies formed a coherent night defensive position - but were undisturbed.

On the morning of 10 May the rifle companies moved out to continue the sweep. At 1300 the battalion command post received three rounds of artillery fire from NVA guns emplaced within the DMZ. Three men were killed and four wounded by the fire. The dead, all from H&S Company, were

Capt Robert C. Onslow, Minneapolis, MN, 1/26 logistics officer;
HN Frank V. Calzia, El Segundo, CA; and
Pfc David L. Kirkeby, Drayton, ND.
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