Loring William Carper, JrHospitalman
1ST FORCE RECON CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV
United States Navy
01 December 1946 - 17 May 1966
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The database page for Loring William Carper, Jr
In-country the green uniforms all became one, and we considered our Corpsmen as fellow Marines.
Listed here we find another of our unit.
Thank you - We of 1st Recon Bn hold the list.
From a fellow Recon Marine.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 16 May 1966 a 20-man force consisting of 13 men from 1st Plt, 1st Force Recon Company and 7 Marines from B Company, 3rd Engineer Bn, were inserted on the peak of Hill 674 13 kilometers south of Phong Dien. Their mission was to establish an observation post and radio relay site on the mountain top. The patrol report contains the following:
The report goes on to describe the actions taken to recover the bodies of the two men and to defend themselves against further attacks by the VC force. The patrol was successfully extracted at 0640, 18 May.
The security guard was Cpl Randy G. Totten of Reed City, Michigan; the Corpsman was HN Loring W. Carper. Both men were assigned to 1st Force Recon Company.
"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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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Dec 2007
Last updated 12/26/2007