Forrest Dean Hoeme

Private First Class
Army of the United States
23 September 1944 - 11 March 1967
Preston, Kansas
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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20 May 2005

I don't know much about Frosty, but what I do know is this: He was a hero and big brother-type person to my dad, who was five years younger and lived in the same small town as Frosty. After Frosty's death, my dad has really never been the same and so I want to honor Frosty's memory for all the things he was to my dad and so many other people.

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26 Jun 2007

My dad, Max Hoeme, was cousins with Forrest. They were very close and I have heard many stories over the years about things they did together. He was a true hero as were all who served. God bless.

Debbie Hoeme Tice

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On 11 March 1967 troops from the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry, engaged a VC Main Force unit 7 kilometers west of Rach Kien in Long An Province. While the VC were forced from their base camp positions with heavy losses, 12 US soldiers died in the assault:
  • B Company, 3/39:
    • SGT Melvin Ballard, Rockford, IL
    • CPL Larry L. Hobbs, Prescott, AZ
    • SGT James T. Kajiwara, San Francisco, CA
    • PFC Gary A. Plumb, Alameda, CA

  • C Company, 3/39:
    • CPL Edward H. Ballard, Charlotte, NC
    • SP4 Willie Dowling, Trenton, NJ
    • SP4 James M. Kendrick, Bellmore, NY
    • PFC Ronald L. Manley, Middleport, OH
    • PFC John D. Nokes, Seattle, WA
    • CPL Chester K. Nuesse, Fremont, CA
    • SP4 Roland J. Shaw, Tulsa, OK

  • E Company, 3/39:
    • PFC Forrest D. Hoeme, Preston, KS

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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 May 2005
Last updated 02/06/2008