William Marion Brees, JrHospitalman
H&S CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
29 October 1945 - 08 October 1968
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The database page for William Marion Brees, Jr
You are not forgotten!
Billy's daughter Sunny was only 2 years old when he paid the ultimate sacrifice for his family, friends and country. For those of you who were stationed with Billy while he was in the service and especially when he was in Vietnam, please send your thoughts and experiences of him so his daughter and grandchildren will have a better understanding of who their father and grandfather was.
From a fellow veteran,
A Note from The Virtual WallAccording to the 2/26 Command Chronology for October 1968, at 1130 on 08 Oct 1968 Echo Company engaged an NVA element at XD987688, incurring 1 dead and 17 wounded. Between 1400 and 1730 Hotel Company engaged what appeared to be the parent NVA force defending a hill at XD988689, about 150 meters northeast of the Echo engagement. Hotel Company had two killed and 11 wounded in the action. Seventeen dead NVA soldiers were found after the engagement ended, and Hotel 2/26 "also observed numerous bodies being drug away" by the retreating NVA.
One of Hotel's wounded Marines died of his wounds two weeks later. The four men who died were
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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