Bellis, Edson, Sgt

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1967-1969, 0169, F Co, 2nd Bn, 2nd Marine Regiment (2/2)
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1965 - 1969
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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Calhoun
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Jun 25 – Jul 1; 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 1st Battalion, 7th Marines search and destroy operation in the Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces.
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June 25, 1967 Calhoun Quang Nam

July 02 Operation Buffalo by 1st Bn. 9th Marines between Con Thien and Gio Linh engaged the NVA 90th Regt. 324B Division. They overran the marines and they fought till relief came that night from the 3rd Bn. 9th Marines. Marine casualties at the day?s end were shocking: 54 KIA and 190 WIA. Only 27 men from B Company escaped physically unharmed. The worse single disaster to befall a Marine Corps rifle company during the entire Vietnam War.

July 02 Calhoun Quang Nam
LZ Canary north of CamLo moved west then north toward Con Thein

July 04 Beaver Track/Cimmerron Gio Linh

July 06 BLT 2/3 ran into an enemy force supported by mortars less than 3 km south of Con Thien. In the brief engagement that followed the battalion killed 35 NVA, while suffering 5 KIA and 25 WIA.

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  134 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allison, Ricky(Rick), Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Baker, George, PFC, (1967-1967)
  • Baker, William, Cpl, (1964-1968)
  • Blount, Robert, LCpl, (1965-1971)
  • Burford, Ronald, Cpl, (1964-1970)
  • Camil, Scott, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Conner, Raymond, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Curtin, Denny, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Decker, Henry Melburn, SSgt, (1966-1994)
  • Dennison, Robert, LCpl, (1965-1971)
  • Dischner, Dan, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Dodson, Scott E (ED), SSgt, (1964-1977)
  • Eberle, William, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Ericson, Lief, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Fox, Ron L., Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Gale, Steven, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Greeno, E. Bruce, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Gregory, Carl, Sgt, (1966-1968)
  • Gutherie, Jerry, LCpl, (1966-1969)
  • Hellmann, Fred, SSgt, (1966-1969)
  • Hoysradt, John, Sgt, (1965-1970)
  • Jackson, Clarence, Cpl, (1966-1967)
  • Jones, David, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Lopez, Mike, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Manson, Thomas, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • McMahon, Timothy, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Meals, Mickey, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Moore, Richard Timothy, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Murray, Desmond, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Palomares, David, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Parker, Jim, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Perley, Van, Cpl, (1966-1970)
  • Pettit, Robert, Sgt, (1961-1967)
  • Pickens, Keith, LCpl, (1966-1970)
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