Lowell Ray Hanson

Private First Class
K CO, 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
30 April 1948 - 21 August 1968
Stephenville, Texas
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3RD MARDIV

3RD MARINES
National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Lowell Ray Hanson

22 Jan 2007

This Marine was mortaly injured Aug 16 1968 when a hand grenade was accidentally discharged killing two at the time of the incident and wounding several others including Ed Link, Elyson Taylor, and William Gooden.

Surviving the initial blast, Lowell was rushed to an aid station by Elyson Taylor, his boyhood friend and fellow Marine who served together throughout most of their enlistment prior to this tragic event.

Lowell was medevaced to the hospital ship REPOSE where medical personnel made a valiant effort to save Lowell, who succumbed to his wounds several days later.

Stewart Resmer
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

The grenade accident occurred on 16 August 1968 and cost the lives of three men:


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who remembers,
Stewart Resmer
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 22 Jan 2007
Last updated 01/26/2007