Harold Conway Doss, Jr

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
21 July 1946 - 05 October 1967
Gretna, Louisiana
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Harold Conway Doss, Jr

11 Aug 2007

I did not know Harold Conway Doss, Jr, but I know that he deserves to be honored on this memorial. He was a hero.

I put my brother PFC Danny L Stephens on The Virtual Wall Memorial. He was killed in action on March 31, 1968 in Northern I Corps, Thua Thien Province. He served in Co D, 1st Bn, 501st Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne.

I was looking back through some of Danny's letters and cards and found a sympathy card from the family of Harold Doss. They lived down in South Louisiana in Gretna. Harold's family conveyed their sympathy to our family while we were waiting for Danny's body to come home.

Harold served in the Marine Corps and had been killed in action on Oct 5, 1967.

I hope that Harold's family and friends see this memorial to him and add pictures and a story of his life. He was a true American Hero, and I want wish his family all the best.

From the brother of PFC Danny L Stephens, KIA,
Jimmy Stephens

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Bn, 7th Marines' Operations Log for 05 Oct 1967 contains the following entry:
"051120H [11:20 am, 05 Oct] - 7E6 [Company Commander, Echo Company, 7th Marines] and security team were going north to Hai Van Pass when they were ambushed. Ambush was initiated by a 250-pound bomb, B-40 rocket, with automatic weapons, AK-47, light machinegun, and possibly a BAR. 7th Engineer sweep team and bridge security 8A came to aid of 7E6 - firing 250 [rounds] M16 and 10 M79. VC broke contact. Med-evac was called for 5 KIA and 7 WIA. After medevac was completed, air strike was called in - negative results. 5 USMC KIA, 4 from E Co, 1 from 1st Engr Bn. 7 WIA - 3 from E Co, 3 from 1st Engr Bn, and 1 ARVN."

The five Marines who were killed in the engagement were

  • C Co, 1st Engineer Bn
    • LCpl John T. Wertman, Cumberland, MD

  • E Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Marines
    • Capt Lyle A. Johnson, Great Falls, MT, Company Commander
    • LCpl Harold C. Doss, Gretna, LA
    • LCpl William E. Rees, Anamosa, IA
    • Pfc David R. Malins, Las Cruces, NM

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
the brother of PFC Danny L Stephens, KIA,
Jimmy Stephens

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Aug 2007
Last updated 08/20/2007