Frederick John Falk, Jr

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
02 May 1948 - 26 January 1968
Torrington, Connecticut
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Silver Star

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Frederick John Falk, Jr

14 Oct 2007

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Operation BADGER CATCH was an amphibious assault against North Vietnamese Army positions on the north bank of the Cua Viet River a short distance south of the Demilitarized Zone. Conducted by a Battalion Landing Team built around the 3rd Bn, 1st Marines, BADGER CATCH was successful in finding and destroying several large NVA units - but at a high cost.

The BLT fought several major battles during the period 23 Jan - 18 Feb 1968. The first was at My Loc hamlet on 25 Jan; the second was a three-day effort against fortifications in and surrounding Lam Xuan. While the Marines ejected the NVA it cost the lives of 16 men to get it done:

  • H&S Company:
    • HN John L. Reid, Dewitt, IA

  • I Company:
    • 2ndLt Peter L. Siller, Sacramento, CA
    • HM3 Paul D. Ekart, Ottumwa, IA
    • LCpl John A. Briscoe, Baltimore, MD
    • LCpl Frederick J. Falk, Torrington, CT (Silver Star)
    • Pfc Silvino F. Barreiros, Hartford, CT
    • Pfc Gary N. Foster, Orem, UT
    • Pfc Robert L. Scott, Houma, LA

  • K Company:
    • LCpl Willie R. Caulton, Chicago, IL

  • L Company:
    • 1stLt Kenneth W. Smith, Bethel, KS
    • Cpl Edward K. Peters, Zion, IL
    • Cpl Robert S. Plunkett, North Randolph, MA
    • LCpl Douglas M. Soroka, Blackwood, NJ
    • Pfc Angel A. Garcia, Canoga Park, CA
    • Pfc Edward Haddock, Matawan, NJ
    • Pfc George W. Zenkewich, New York, NY
Lance Corporal Falk was killed in the initial assault on 26 January, as were the other men from India and Kilo Companies. Lima 3/1 conducted the final assault on 28 January.

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