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Year1968
Month12
Day4
Hour9
Minute50
Sequence1*
DateTime Group12040950.1*
3/26 UnitI 3/26
Other Unit 
Map GridBT014585
PlaceNorth of Route 4, 5 km west of Dien Ban
ActivityOperation Meade River. Quang Nam Province. Hostile Ground casualty, Small arms fire.
CasualtyUSMC KIA
NameLONG, Jerome Albert PFC USMC KIA


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  • Name: Nik Dunbar
    Comment Posted: 11/14/2011 3:28:44 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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