Louis Howard Huff

Private First Class
F CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
12 August 1949 - 12 March 1968
Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania
Panel 44E Line 027

3RD MARDIV

4TH MARINES
Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Louis Howard Huff

02 Oct 2005

Although I was too young to remember you, stories and photos help me to know you. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

Rest in Peace

From his cousin,
Andrea Guerra
aguerra224@msn.com

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The following is summarized from the 2/4 Marines' Command Chronology for March 1968 and describes the period 12-16 March 1968:
On 12 March Company F made heavy contact with enemy in the heavily fortified village of Lam Xuan (East), YD 285689. The enemy was supported by artillery, rockets, and mortars. Some of the Marines killed could not be recovered until 15 March. ... On 14 March, this village was subjected to heavy bombardment by air, naval gunfire, and artillery. On 15 March the village was seized by Company E which was later joined by Company F. All bodies were recovered. ... All BLT units returned to Ma Xai Chanh by 0730H on 16 March.

Totals for this four day engagement were
Enemy: KIA - 67. Weapons and equipment captured.
Friendly: KIA - 17 (one body lost during recovery operations). WIA and evacuated - 59.

The Marines and one sailor who died in the fighting at Lam Xuan East were
  • F Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • Cpl Jerry W. Fraze, Dallas, TX
    • LCpl Lawrence A. Branigan, Philadelphia, PA
    • LCpl Thomas R. Fleming, Arlington, VA
    • LCpl Randall L. McElreath, Midwest City, OK
    • LCpl Jeffery E. Mead, Janesville, WI
    • LCpl Ralph L. Washington, Portsmouth, VA
    • LCpl Kenneth M. Watkins, Washington, DC
    • Pfc James W. Bettis, Tulsa, OK
    • Pfc Lenard Coleman, Portal, GA
    • Pfc Stephen R. Cunningham, Denver, CO
    • Pfc Louis H. Huff, Mc Keesport, PA
    • Pfc Willie B. Lee, Socorro, NM
    • Pfc Daniel V. Michel, Astoria, NY
    • Pfc Edward F. Rogers, Roslindale, MA (body not recovered)
    • Pvt William L. Holland, Orange, NJ

  • H Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • Pfc Antonio Orozco, Muleshoe, TX

  • H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • HM3 Robert C. Plemmons, Huntsville, TX


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a cousin,
Andrea Guerra
aguerra224@msn.com
02 Oct 2005



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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
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