Forrest Goodwin

First Lieutenant
United States Marine Corps
17 April 1941 - 02 March 1967
Tylertown, Mississippi
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Silver Star

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Forrest Goodwin

07 Nov 2003

Will always be remembered.
One of three of my TBS roommates who were killed in action.

Semper Fi, Marines,


Joe Hancharick, Jr.
6125 7th St, King George, Va 22485

01 Jan 2006

1stLt Goodwin was my platoon commander when he was with Hotel Co 2/9 Marines. He was tranferred to 3rd Bn, 3rd Marines and was killed on 3/2/67 around Khe Sanh. He was a very good man. I was sorry to hear of his death.

From a former platoon member,
Pete Rivera

A Note from The Virtual Wall

At the beginning of March 1967 the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, was conducting a battalion sweep in the vicinity of Con Thien. At 1530 02 March Lima 3/3 uncovered a large enemy base camp. Attacked as they set up for an assault on the camp, Lima 3/3 lost two officers and eight men:
  • 1stLt Forrest Goodwin, Tylertown, MS (Silver Star)
  • 2ndLt Terry G. Heekin, Covina, CA
  • Cpl Richard B. Blinder, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cpl Richard S. Graham, Latrobe, PA
  • Cpl Richard W. Strahl, Glendale, AZ
  • Pfc John W. Barker, Coal City, IN
  • Pfc John W. Hanscom, Reading, MA
  • Pfc Jackie L. Harris, Richmond, VA
  • Pfc Robert E. Martin, Hickory Hills, IL
  • Pfc John P. O'Donnell, Youngstown, OH

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a roommate at The Basic School, Quantico,
Joe Hancharick, Jr.
6125 7th St, King George, Va 22485
7 Nov 2003

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