William Harrison Blake, Jr
Private
1ST PLT, A CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Hanover, Massachusetts
December 14, 1947 to February 06, 1968
WILLIAM H BLAKE Jr is on the Wall at Panel 37E, Line 48

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1 Apr 2001

REMEMBERED.

Five men of Alpha Company, 1/7th Marines, died in a firefight on February 6th, 1968.
One of them was my brother,
PFC William L. Young.

The others were

PVT William H. Blake LCPL Edward J. Brewer
SGT Robert E. Ewoldt PFC Randall J. Schwendy

God rest their souls.

Visit my
personal memorial to these men


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

By 06 Feb 1968 the Tet Offensive was in full swing, with heavy fighting throughout South Vietnam. In Quang Nam Province, the 1/7 Marines were deployed against NVA/VC forces attacking the Danang/Marble Mountain complex.

The Communist forces began the second phase of their Da Nang offensive on the night of 05/06 Feb . 1/7's involvement began at 2000 05 Feb, when Charlie 1/7 engaged an NVA force south of the Tuy Loan River. Fighting continued throughout the 1/7 area of responsibility, and 24 hours later had resulted in the deaths of 16 men from 1/7 Marines:

  • A Company:
  • B Company:
  • D Company:
    • Pfc Joe W. Greene, Canton, OH
    • Sgt Glen T. Lunsford, Danville, VA (Navy Cross)
    • LCpl Ronald E. Morris, Sandston, VA
    • LCpl Phillip L. Salinas, Leoti, KS
    • LCpl Gary L. Tallentire, Cincinnati, OH
    • Pfc Robert H. Taylor, Birmingham, AL
    • 2ndLt Henry A. Wright, Oakland, CA

  • H&S Company:
    • HM3 Larry W. Stull, Fostoria, OH (Corpsman, D/1/7)
    • Cpl Jonathan E. Sykes, Trenton, NJ

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