Wayne Maurice CaronHospital Corpsman 3rd Class
H&S CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
02 November 1946 - 28 July 1968
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The database page for Wayne Maurice Caron
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Wayne M. Caron served with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division.
The actions which led to his death are outlined in the Citation for his Medal of Honor.
HM3 Caron's dedication to his duty is worthy of our admiration and respect.
The Navy honored Petty Officer Caron by naming a destroyer for him.
We can honor him simply by remembering him.
A Note from The Virtual WallKilo Company, 3/7 Marines, lost 19 men on 28 July 1968 when they were engaged by an enemy force while on a sweep through an open rice paddy. The ferocity of the ensuing fight is evidenced by the Medal of Honor and two Silver Stars awarded to men who died:
As noted above, the Navy named a destroyer after Petty Officer Caron. The USS CARON (DD 970) was commissioned on 01 Oct 1977 and served until she was decommissioned 24 years later, on 15 Oct 2001.
In 1994, the clinic at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina was named for HM3 Caron.
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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