Marvin Eugene Cole

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
05 August 1947 - 29 May 1968
Shiloh, Ohio
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Marvin Eugene Cole

26 Apr 2006

To all who have served,

We may never know just how hard they tried.
War is hell, for our flag, soldiers have died.
They fought so hard, these brave and bold.
Now only their legends are left to be spoken or told.
They're all patriots, whether alive or deceased.
Literally giving their valuable lives so we can have peace.
The echo of their legends is all we can share and hear.
My fellow brothers in arms, I miss you so dear.
I am forever thankful of our freedom today because of you.
Not for what you have, but doing what you had to do.

You may be be gone, but you are not forgotten! My oath is to keep these thoughts alive.

From a second cousin (Thomas Cole's son),
Allen D. Cole
Staff Sergeant, US Army
1452 Brooke Park Dr. #4, Toledo, OH. 43612

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During May 1968 the 1st Bn, 3rd Marines were employed in Operation NAPOLEAN/SALINE, another of the never-ending sweeps intended to prevent North Vietnamese regulars from setting up shop in the area south of the DMZ. Between 25 and 31 May the Marines conducted sweeps north of the Cua Viet River, encountering stiff opposition on 27 May (7 US dead) and 29 May. The latter engagement, near the destroyed hamlet of Pho Con, resulted in the loss of 12 Marines:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his second cousin (Thomas Cole's son),
Allen D. Cole, SSG US Army
1452 Brooke Park Dr. #4, Toledo, Oh. 43612
26 Apr 2006

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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