Biehl, Gary Ladd, 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
1966 - 1967

Lance Corporal

 
 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lagro
Last Address
Oneco,Florida

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

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Camp Carroll
From Month/Year
December / 1965
To Month/Year
April / 1972

Description
Camp Carroll was a United States Marine Corps artillery base during the Vietnam War. It was located 8 km southwest of the town of Cam Lo. Camp Carroll was also at the centroid of a large arc of the strategic Highway 9 corridor south of the DMZ, which made it a key facility.

The camp was named after Navy Cross recipient Captain James J. Carroll who was the commanding officer of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines. He was killed by friendly tank fire on October 5, 1966 during Operation Prairie. The camp was commissioned on November 10, 1966 and became home for the 3rd Marine Regiment. It was one of nine artillery bases constructed along the DMZ and had 80 artillery pieces including M107 175mm guns from the United States Army.

From a tactical perspective, therefore, the 175mm self-propelled gun was the most important weapon at Camp Carroll. The 175mm guns put Camp Carroll on the map, particularly the tactical maps of the North Vietnamese forward observers. The most powerful American field artillery tube, the 175mm could fire a 150-pound projectile 32,690 meters and effectively return fire on any enemy gun that could hit it.

Camp Carroll diminished in significance after the 1968 Tet Offensive. The 3rd Marine Division began relying on highly mobile postures rather than remaining in their fixed positions as sitting targets. The Marine Corps began pulling out of Vietnam in 1969 as part of President Richard Nixon's Vietnamization Policy. After heavy fighting, the camp was surrendered to the North Vietnamese Army on April 2, 1972.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1966
To Month/Year
December / 1967
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  76 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Bowen, David, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Elliott, Ord, Capt, (1964-1969)
  • Harley, John, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Hooper, Edward, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Kerley, Daniel, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Mazzola, Dan, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Murray, Desmond, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Pawson, Kenneth, Cpl, (1966-1971)
  • Seachris, Mike, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Teague, Jerry Lee, Cpl, (1966-1969)
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