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|3/26 Unit||I 3/26
|Place||North of Route 4, 5 km west of Dien Ban
|Activity||Operation Meade River. Quang Nam Province. Hostile Ground casualty, Small arms fire.
|Name||LONG, Jerome Albert PFC USMC KIA
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11/14/2011 3:28:44 AM
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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