La Voughn Herman Folkers

United States Marine Corps
22 July 1932 - 28 February 1967
Racine, Wisconsin
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Purple Heart, USMC Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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31 Jan 2003

I never knew my father, but he was someone special, he fought for my freedom and everyone elses'. He believed in what he had to do, and because of that I am a better person also.

Your son,
Ken Folkers

22 Jul 2004

My grandfather gave his life for all our freedom along with all the other men and women who never made it home. I just want to say "Thank you for our freedom".

From your loving grandson,
Tristan Voughn Folkers

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A bitterly fought battle at the end of February, which took place about 5 kilometers northwest of Cam Lo, cost the lives of 28 Marines and sailors:
  • A Co, 3rd Tank Bn:
    • Sgt La Voughn H. Folkers, Racine, WI
    • Pfc William P. Fahey, Scranton, PA

  • F Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • Cpl Ronald G. Grumling, Glenolden, PA
    • Cpl Stephen L. Miles, Bon Aqua, TN
    • LCpl Victor J. Homsley, Judsonia, AR
    • Pfc James Anderson, Compton, CA (Medal of Honor)

  • G Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • Capt Carl E. Bockewitz, Bourbon, MO
    • Cpl Curtis E. Crawford, Dunkirk, NY (Silver Star)
    • LCpl James S. Goss, Mocksville, NC
    • LCpl James L. Ross, Hickory, NC (Bronze Star "V")
    • LCpl Douglas G. Street, Whitefish, MT
    • Pfc Richard A. Dewane, Buffalo, NY
    • Pfc Michael J. Glynn, Lake City, MN

  • H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • LtCol Victor Ohanesian, New York, NY (Silver Star)
    • SMaj Wayne N. Hayes, Oceanside, CA
    • HM3 John C. Agee, Lindsey, OH

  • I Co, 3rd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • Cpl Donald W. Bollman, Norridge, IL
    • Pfc De Wayne R. Black, Toledo, OH
    • Pfc Reginald F. Carter, Washington, DC
    • Pfc Gary A. Hendrickson, Ottawa, KS

  • L Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • 1stLt Douglas E. Nichols, San Pedro, CA
    • LCpl Jose Holguin, El Paso, TX
    • LCpl Larry E. Ross, Navato, CA
    • Pfc Donald G. Detmer, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • Pfc Patrick M. McKenney, Mc Comb, MS
    • Pfc Charles S. Norris, Veradale, WA
    • Pfc Jimmie C. Ross, Woodville, MS

  • M Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • LCpl James T. Byrd, Wadesboro, NC

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his son,
Ken Folkers 
31 Jan 2003

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