Albert Leroy Horner

Corporal
2ND PLT, L CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
08 December 1946 - 27 December 1967
Kenton, Ohio
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1ST MARDIV

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

The database page for Albert Leroy Horner

16 Jan 2005

Albert, or "Sonny" as he is known by the Horners, had three brothers in the Marines (Mike, Donnie, Tom), one in the Army (Doug), and one in the Navy (Danny), all made it out of Vietnam alive. Unfortunately, I never met him (wasn't born at the time), however, from information provided to me he was as patriotic as he was religious, a Protestant. He went through MCRD San Diego, and was sent in country December 17, 1967, and participated in Operation Badger Tooth. To his dismay, this was the end of his life - some time around noon on December 27, 1967, Albert was shot in the chest and killed. However, 27 men from Lima company were killed during this horrible battle, each and every soldier, unique in his own way, fought just as hard as the next, but to their disheartened families, they all ended in the great waiting room in the sky.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

When Battalion Landing Team 3/1, built around the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, landed at Than Tham Khe during Operation Badgertooth they ran into a buzz-saw. At day's end on 27 Dec 1967, 3/1 had lost 49 men, most of them from Lima Company:
  • H&S Company: 3 men
  • K Company: 6 men
  • L Company: 28 men
  • M Company: 12 men
The final casualty from Than Tham Khe was Corporal David O. Kamp, rendered a quadraplegic by small arms fire; he died on 19 March 1997 of complications from his injuries.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his greatnephew,
Derek Bloom
track289@aol.com
16 Jan 2005



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