Almeida, Richard Henry, LCpl

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Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 0311, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
Service Years
1965 - 1967

Lance Corporal

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fall River
Last Address
Fall River

Casualty Date
May 03, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Notre Dame Cemetery - Fall River, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19E 020/Grave #1770

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
  1966-1967, 0311, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Macon
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Allegheny
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Kern
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Shasta
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie II
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Beau Diddly
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Battle of Khe Sanh (Hill Fights)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Beacon Star
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Hill 881 North, 8 km West-Northwest of Khe Sanh Combat Base

Hill 881N
At 10:15 on 2 May Companies E and G 2/3 Marines assaulted Hill 881N from the south and east. Company G encountered a NVA position and pulled back to allow for artillery support. Company E almost reached the summit of the hill when it was hit by an intense rainstorm and the Battalion was pulled back into night defensive positions.

 
At 04:15 on 3 May a NVA force attacked Company E's night defensive position, penetrating the east of the position and reoccupying some bunkers. A Marine squad sent to drive out the NVA was hit by machine gun fire and a scratch squad of engineers was sent to support them while air and artillery strikes were called in on the NVA. A flareship arrived overhead and the Marines on Hill 881S could see approximately 200 NVA forming up to attack Company E from the west and fired over 100 rounds of 106mm recoilless rifle fire to break up this fresh assault. At 08:50 on May 3 reinforcements were flown in to support Company E, while Company H 2/3 Marines attacked the NVA from the rear. Companies E and F 2/3 Marines began their assault on Hill 881N, NVA fire increased as they neared the summit and both Companies pulled back to allow for air and artillery strikes. The assault resumed at 13:00 and by 14:45 the hilltop had been captured. The last bunker was cleared at 15:00, 27 Marines were killed and 84 wounded in the attack, while the NVA had lost 137 killed and 3 captured. Prisoner interrogations revealed plans for another attack on the Marine positions that night, but this did not occur.
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 2209405
 
   
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