Biehl, Gary Ladd, LCpl

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Lance Corporal
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1966-1967, 0311, Echo Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Lance Corporal


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl Roger Rape (Mouse)-Deceased to remember Marine LCpl Gary Ladd Biehl (Laddie).

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Casualty Date
May 03, 1967
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Riverside Cemetery - Andrews, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 19E Line 021/plot 2379

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Battle of Khe Sanh (Hill Fights)
From Month/Year
April / 1967
To Month/Year
May / 1967

On 24 April 1967, a patrol from Bravo Company became engaged with a NVA force of unknown size north of Hill 861. This action prematurely triggered a North Vietnamese offensive aimed at taking Khe Sanh. The NVA forces were in the process of gaining elevated terrain before the launching of the main attack.

The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 3rd Marine Regiment, under the command of Colonel John P. Lanigan, reinforced KSCB (Khe Sanh Combat Base) and were given the task of pushing the North Vietnamese off of Hills 861, 881 North, and 881 South. North Vietnamese forces were driven out of the area around Khe Sanh after suffering 940 casualties. The Marines suffered 155 killed in action and 425 wounded.

In order to prevent NVA observation of the main base at the airfield (and their possible use as firebases), the hills of the surrounding Khe Sanh Valley had to be continuously occupied and defended by separate Marine elements, thereby spreading out the defense.

In the wake of the hill fights there was a lull in NVA activity around Khe Sanh. By the end of May, Marine forces were again drawn down from two battalions to one, the 1st Battalion 26th Marines. Lieutenant General Robert E. Cushman, Jr. relieved General Walt as commander of III MAF in June.
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April / 1967
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May / 1967
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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  307 Also There at This Battle:
  • Albright, Ron, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Barnett, David, Sgt, (1967-1973)
  • Beamon, Sam, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Blankenship, Gary, Sgt, (1967-1969)
  • Burford, Ronald, Cpl, (1964-1970)
  • Butcher, Richard, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Catlin, Norman Richard, PFC, (1965-1967)
  • Chalker, James, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Contos, John, SSgt, (1966-1972)
  • Cornwell, Jim, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Dalia, Nick, Cpl, (1966-1972)
  • Dominguez, Alex, SSgt, (1965-1971)
  • Egan, James, Cpl, (1967-1971)
  • Elliott, Ord, Capt, (1964-1969)
  • Esslinger, Tom, Capt, (1966-1970)
  • Farmer, Harvey, Cpl, (1964-1968)
  • Fraley, Thomas, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Gagne, Henry, Sgt, (1966-1973)
  • Gast, Dan, Sgt, (1967-1970)
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