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Year1968
Month12
Day4
Hour9
Minute50
Sequence4*
DateTime Group12040950.4*
3/26 UnitI 3/26
Other Unit 
Map GridBT014585
PlaceNorth of Route 4, 5km west of Dien Ban
ActivityOperation Meade River. Quang Nam Province. Hostile, Ground casualty, Small arms fire.
CasualtyUSMC KIA
NameROSS, Reid Rex Jr Cpl USMC KIA Silver Star


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  • Name: Nik Dunbar
    Comment Posted: 11/14/2011 4:08:26 AM
    Description: A Note from The Virtual Wall In the latter part of Operation MEADE RIVER the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines formed a cordon line on the north side of Route 4 west of Dien Ban. As the cordon was closed, compressing the area held by the enemy, the fighting became fiercer. On 04 Dec 1968 India 3/26 engaged an enemy force entrenched in a tree line, losing four Marines and one Corpsman: Cpl Reid R. Ross, Flinton, PA (Silver Star); HN James C. Tarrance, Jacksonville, FL H&S Co w/ I/3/26 (Silver Star); Pfc Jerome A. Long, Beloit, KS; Pfc William F. Marasco, Rochester, NY; and Pfc Marlin Smith, Los Angeles, CA.
    

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