Joselane, Howard Leo, Capt

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0302-Infantry Officer
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1967-1968, 0302, III MAF/2nd CAG (Combined Action Group)
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1962 - 1968



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by 1stLt Lawrence G. Ward (Mustanger aka SSJO)-Deceased to remember Marine Capt Howard Leo Joselane.

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Feb 08, 1968
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Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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38E 031 / Sec: 6, Site: 9272-17

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Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)/Battle of Duong Lam
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On the ground in the 7th Marines sector, North Vietnamese units hit several of the Combined Action platoons, especially in the 3d and 1st Battalion areas. One of the major attacks was against CAP B-3 in the hamlet of Duong Lam just below the Tuy Loan River. Shortly after 0100 on the 6th, enemy gunners opened up on the hamlet with intermittent mortar rounds and small-arms fire. About an hour later, North Vietnamese troops who had infiltrated Duong Lam rushed the CAP compound.

While successfully beating back the enemy onslaught, the Combined Action leader called for help. At 0240, a squad from the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, supported by two tanks from the 1st Tank Battalion, moved to assist the embattled CAP unit. The reaction force itself came under automatic weapons fire and enemy rocket- propelled grenades disabled the two tanks.

About 0330, two more Marine tanks from the district town of Hieu Duc arrived at the northern fringes of the hamlet. The armored force pushed through the hamlet and encountered only occasional small-arms fire. Joining up with the squad from the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines and some newly arrived ARVN troops, the tanks then relieved the Combined Action garrison. The combined force then swept the general area where they found two enemy bodies and took three prisoners.

According to the prisoner accounts, they were from the 3d Battalion, 31st NVA Regiment and confirmed that ". . . Da Nang itself was the ultimate objective."
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Capt Joselane and his entire crew of seventeen Marines and one Corpsman were killed as they attempted to hold off 250 NVA/VC South of DaNang. Capt Joselane was the CO of ECHO 4 and got hit at the Cam Le Bridge.

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  • BRADY, MARK, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Downs, James, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Enera, Gregory, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Gasper, Robert, GySgt, (1967-1983)
  • Greenleaf, Malcolm, MSgt, (1964-1986)
  • Hammick, David, SSgt, (1963-1975)
  • Holmes, Jon, Sgt, (1967-1971)
  • Livingston, Lawrence, MGen, (1960-1997)
  • Magness, Tim, Sgt, (1967-1973)
  • McMahon, Charlie, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • MILLS, THURMAN, Sgt, (1966-1972)
  • Readinger, Mike, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Schmick, William, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Seeley, Gary, LCpl, (1968-1970)
  • Viviano, Bobby, LCpl, (1967-1969)
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