Gary Arland Hendrickson

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
04 August 1947 - 01 March 1967
Ottawa, Kansas
Panel 15E Line 127


Gary A Hendrickson

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Gary Arland Hendrickson

15 Mar 2002


but never forgotten

A memorial from a friend,
Janis Berry
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31 Jul 2004

Gary Arland Hendrickson is listed on the Franklin County Veterans Memorial in his hometown at Ottawa, Kansas. More information on Gary can be obtained at the Memorial website.

From a friend,
Gene Seaton
NMCB-4 Vietnam
819 North Sycamore, Ottawa, Kansas

Ottawa Marine Killed in Vietnam

Gary Arland Hendrickson, 19, 502 N. Poplar, was killed in action in Vietnam on March 1.

He was born Aug. 4, 1947 in Ottawa, the son of Velmore A. and Lorraine (Burns) Hendrickson.

A 1965 Ottawa High School graduate, Hendrickson had enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps June 9, 1966. After being home on leave for 30 days in October, he left for Vietnam Nov. 28, 1966.

Survivors include his parents of the home; one brother, Velmore, Jr., 12; three sisters, Lora Beth, 13, and twins, Caroline Mae, 11, and Colleen Marie, 11; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hendrickson, 503 Ash; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Hay, 522 S. Cherry, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Burns, Clear Lake, Iowa; great grandfathers, David Burns, Diamond Springs, Kans., and N. R. Fleming, Rt 2, Pomona; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at Towner's Chapel, the date as yet unannouced, with the Rev. Charles P. Knigh officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Mound Cemetery, Rt. 4, Ottawa.

Source unknown.
Reproduced under 17 USC 107

24 Jul 2007

I am Gary's Cousin and would like to talk to anyone who knew Gary or served with him during his tour in Vietnam.

Gary, you are still in my heart and I miss you as much today as when you first went away. Love you, Miss YOU...

Sherry Lynn

For all of you who have served or are serving our country,
Thanks !!!

Sherry Lynn Ball Wright
Po Box 978

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A bitterly fought battle at the end of February 1967, which took place about 5 kilometers northwest of Cam Lo, cost the lives of 28 Marines and sailors:
  • A Co, 3rd Tank Bn:
  • 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, McComb, 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

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Mar 2002
Last updated 03/05/2008