Abbott, John William, 1stLt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0302-Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 0302, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
Service Years
1966 - 1969

First Lieutenant

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hammond, IN
Last Address
Hammond, IN

Casualty Date
May 25, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park - Granger, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 100

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), C/103
  1967, Officer Candidate School (Quantico, VA), C/2131
 Unit Assignments
III MEF/3rd Marine DivisionNaval Communications Training Center3rd Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  1966-1969, 0302, III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1967-1967, 2531, Naval Communications Training Center
  1968-1969, 0302, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)/C Co
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1972-1972 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Note from The Wall His son's Godfather
  Note from the wall from Friend Karen Westerhouse
  Vietnam Tour Dates
  Notes
  Aug 08, 2014, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
NVA HIT ON MORTAR AMMO PIT 6 KM WSW OF CON THIEN 19690525
UTM grid reference is YD055684

Killed as the result of NVA mortar rounds hitting a Marines 88mm mortar ammo dump in a defensive location near Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province, which caused explosions and fires
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 0104444
Tour start date 07/18/1968
   
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