Aday, Richard Donald, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0311, A Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Private 1st Class

 
 

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland
Last Address
Portland

Casualty Date
Mar 24, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Willamette National Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 033 / Section K Site 5701

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments
1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
  1967-1967, 0311, A Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie III
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PHU AN, 4 KM SOUTHEAST OF CON THIEN (HILL 158) 19670324
UTM grid reference is YD133676

During Phase III of Operation Prairie in Quang Tri Province, after spending the night in their defensive positions Company A moved forward on the attack running into a heavily armed and well deployed enemy force. The Marines were hit with a volley of 60 mm mortar fire, RPG Grenades and small arms fire from the NVA. The battle lasted several hours with five men from Company A being killed in the action. One of the casualties was PFC Aday who was killed as a result of enemy gunshot wounds to his head and back during the fire fight.
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 2217734
   
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