Lawrence Jeffrey Churchill

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
05 February 1948 - 18 October 1967
Tustin, California
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Lawrence J Churchill

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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13 Feb 2003

No matter how much time goes by,
Lawrence Jeffrey Churchill will never be forgotten.

We love you Larry!

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Operation MEDINA was conducted in the Hai Lang Forest, located south of Quang Tri City and west of Hai Lang. MEDINA was directed at NVA and VC forces known to be in the area. Contact was first made on 11 Oct 1967, and became more frequent as the NVA/VC were forced to move from their camps. On 18 Oct, Golf and Hotel 2/1 were moving toward Hill 86, some 7 kilometers southwest of Hai Lang, with Golf in the lead and Hotel in echelon. At 1345 a Marine from Golf triggered a boobytrap and was killed. Immediately thereafter Hotel engaged an enemy platoon on the southwest slope of Hill 86. Echo 2/1 was dispatched to assist the other two companies. Contact was maintained until nightfall. Twelve Marines and one Navy Corpsman were killed in the fight:
  • E Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines
    • Cpl Terry H. Fenenga, Iona, SD

  • G Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines
    • LCpl Charles L. Gass, Hobbs, NM

  • H Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines
    • 1stLt Matthew O. McKnight, Opa Locka, FL
    • Sgt Allen E. Firth, Mission Home, VA
    • LCpl Lawrence J. Churchill, Tustin, CA
    • LCpl Jack M. Hammond, Marysville, WA
    • LCpl David A. Oberle, Walnut Creek, CA
    • LCpl Allen J. Roy, East Hartford, CT
    • LCpl Timothy L. Vicalvi, Worcester, MA
    • Pfc Charles W. Ingels, Cincinnati, OH
    • Pfc Anthony Perez, Brownsville, TX
    • Pfc Michael J. Sigsbee, Elkhart, IN

  • H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marines
    • HM3 Robert H. Decker, Marshfield, WI

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 13 Feb 2003
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