Wayne Roger Hoyle

Private First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
18 July 1946 - 31 January 1969
Shelby, North Carolina
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3RD MARDIV

3RD MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Wayne Roger Hoyle

16 Apr 2007

REMEMBERED

by a buddy,
John O'Brien
seasoldier_usmc@msn.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines' Command Chronology for January 1969 contains the following:
"At 311435H [2:35 pm, 31 Jan] Co C in vicinity (ZC 131451) found small hootch and bunker complex. When leading element entered they received fire from an estimated 6-8 enemy with 1 light machine gun. Ordered to withdraw and area was saturated with artillery missions. Casualties 5 USMC KIA, 5 USMC WIA (med-evac)."
The area of contact was in a remote river valley on the southwest slope of Hill 1026, about 9 kilometers south-southwest of the Ha Tin airfield. The five Charlie 1/3 Marines who died in the engagement were


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a buddy,
John O'Brien
seasoldier_usmc@msn.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Apr 2007
Last updated 04/27/2007