Christian Franz Feit

United States Navy
28 December 1947 - 25 January 1968
Smethport, Pennsylvania
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Buddy Feit

Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Christian Franz Feit

29 Jul 2001

Buddy Feit was a great guy ...
He was an "only son and child" and didn't have to serve
but did anyway.

He is remembered.

From a High School classmate,
John Nelson
(now deceased)

Buddy Feit

is memorialized by his classmates from
Smethport Area High School,
Smethport, Pennsylvania,
Class of 1965.

5 Mar 2005


My beloved friend,
So many years have passed
Since I received the sad news
That, in the service of saving lives of others,
You lost your own.

Never has a week gone by
And, many times, not a day has passed
When I have not thought of you
And our friendship.

I sought out your name
Chiseled into the black granite wall,
Touched it with my hands,
Viewed it through my tears.

Though the years may pass
I shall never forget you
And our bond.

From a friend.
E-Mail will be forwarded by the

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Kilo Company, 3/26th Marines, had two men killed in action on 24 Jan 1968 and a number of others wounded - one of whom died the following day. The three men were
  • LCpl Francis Pennetti, Philadelphia, PA
  • HN Christian F. Feit, Smethport, PA (DoW 25 Jan 1968)
  • Pfc Kenneth V. Goodman, Stewart, MN

While John Nelson's original memorial implies that Buddy Feit was an only child, he was not; he has a younger sister.

"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --

Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a High School classmate,
John Nelson
(now deceased)
E-Mail address not available
29 Jul 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 03/06/2005