William Stanley Geary

Second Lieutenant
3RD PLT, INDIA CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
22 June 1945 - 05 April 1969
Roslyn, Pennsylvania
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1ST MARDIV

1ST MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for William Stanley Geary

24 March 2001

Missing you still after all these years.

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From his brother,
John Geary
gcrew@att.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 05 April 1969 India, Kilo, and Lima Companies, 3/1 Marines, were conducting sweeps in Quang Nam Province. At 1120, Lima began a river crossing and found themselves taking fire from a treeline on the opposite side of the river. India 3/1 was in a position to take the enemy in the flank and proceeded to do so - but by 1330 had found the enemy well entrenched and willing to fight. India 3/1 pressed the attack and by 1500 had forced the NVA to withdraw, leaving 72 bodies behind. The assault had been costly, though, with 9 men killed and 32 wounded in the action - and one of the wounded died later in the day. The dead were
  • 2ndLt Steven E. Donaldson, Peabody, MA
  • 2ndLt William S. Geary, Roslyn, PA
  • HM3 William E. Boone, Tuskegee, AL (H&S with India 3/1)
  • LCpl Stephen A. Daniel, Waco, TX
  • LCpl Paul R. Le Houllier, Somersworth, NH (Silver Star)
  • Pfc Richard T. Leavell, Jeffersonville, IN
  • Pfc Robert C. Lira, Indio, CA
  • Pfc Willie L. Lowe, Louisville, KY
  • Pfc Islam Ozger, New York, NY
  • Pfc Richard W. Perdue, Rocky Mount, VA
3/1 suffered another loss as well - LCpl Jimmie L. Forrest of Winona, MS, assigned to Kilo 3/1, was hit and killed by a bomb fragment during an air strike on a separate group of NVA soldiers.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
John Geary
gcrew@att.net



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 24 Mar 2001
Last updated 04/27/2008