17 janvier 2011

Anh Khong Chet Dau Anh: Thanh Lan



TESSIER dit LAVIGNE
HÉROS DE LA GUERRE DU VIÊT NAM

CPT LUCIEN-CHARLES TESSIER
(23-12-1943 / 19-02-1968)
Died when helicopter returning IFR to Marble Mountain crashed off shore. Wreckage was not recovered from some time.
Killed In Action from an incident on 02/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
North Viêt Nam.

U.S. ARMY MARINES CORPS
(23-12-1943 / 19-02-1968)



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LCPL STEVEN-BRUCE LAVIGNE
(16-10-1947 / 18-06-1968)
Son of Fabian William LAVIGNE and Lorna Belle MILMINE
Lance Corporal
K CO, 3RD BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps

"18 June: 3/4 received an attack from an estimated NVA company from the 88th Regiment of the 308th Division. At 0555H Co "K" received a light probe and called in illumination mixed with high explosive. At 0610H, Co "K" received the main thrust of the attack. The enemy crawled to within 30 feet of the lines before launching their attack. The attack was supported by 82mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The NVA were able to penetrate the FEBA. Co "M" was informed by Col BOURNE to displace one platoon OPCON to Co "K". At 0620, an Aerial Observer came on station and observed one group of 25 to 30 NVA and numerous smaller groups of eight to ten NVA at XD875264. He called in fixed wing air strikes and Huey gun ships. The attack continued until 0945. The NVA left snipers and automatic weapons behind to try to cover their withdrawal. ... At 1030, Co "K" with the platoon from Co "M" were able to restore the FEBA and tie in with Co "I". ... At 1215, units began to sweep the battlefield and to clear out the remaining pockets of resistance. At 1417, the sweep was completed ... The casualties were 14 KIAs and 30 WIAs. There were 129 NVA KIAs confirmed (91 small arms, 25 artillery, 13 air)."


U.S. ARMY MARINES CORPS


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GOD BLESS AMERICA'S MARINES


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