Hanna, Rocky Wade, PFC

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Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
0811-Field Artillery Cannoneer
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1969-1969, 0811, HQ Bn/HQ Co
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Date
Jan 11, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Chewelah Memorial Park - Chewelah, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35W 070

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III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1969-1969, 0811, HQ Bn/HQ Co
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Last Known Activity
PFC Hanna was KIA on his 5th day in country, ambushed while returning from his first patrol. He is interred in Chewelah, Washington PFC Hanna was with Hq Co, Hq Bn, 3rd Marine Division. Thank you to Sam Hughes for providing the Silver Star Citation.


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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Rocky W. Hanna, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the night of 11 January 1969, Private First Class Hanna was with the element of a small patrol that was moving to ambush positions near the village of Ta Kien in Quang Tri Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of fire from a large enemy force. Although seriously wounded, Private First Class Hanna fearlessly exposed himself to the intense hostile fire and delivered an accurate volume of suppressive fire upon the enemy emplacements, killing four hostile soldiers. Disregarding his own safety, he resolutely continued his determined efforts, and after the enemy was forced to break contact, he succumbed to his wounds. His heroic actions and bold initiative inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of his fellow Marines. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty, Private First Class Hanna upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

Action Date: January 11, 1969

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Headquarters Company

Battalion: Headquarters Battalion

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 35W 070
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