Joseph Ronald Klug

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
23 February 1947 - 20 June 1967
Wheeling, West Virginia
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Joseph Ronald Klug

Eternal Father, grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their Land to serve, thy law fulfill;
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.
From the Navy Hymn
("Eternal Father")

by the men of the
11th Engineer Battalion
30 Sep 2006

I didn't know Joe but recently I learned he died with my husband, Leslie Chamberlain, 39 years ago. After talking to Joe's girl, I learned a lot about Joe. I recently lost my husband of 35 years. I'm sure you're all up in heaven telling Marine stories. Rest easy guys, you're all heros.

From a new friend,
Barbara Chamberlain Jurinko

12 Oct 2006

If Tears Could Build a Stairway

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say "Goodbye",
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
And secret tears still flow,
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
To mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times,
Life still has much in store

Since you'll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today -
A hollowed place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay.

Love always, Norma

Norma Seamon Tyras

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 11th Engineer Battalion Command Chronology for June 1967 contains the following entry:
"During the month of June [1967] this Battalion suffered three KIAs from enemy Rocket and Mortar attacks; 16 WIAs including three USN Corpsmen; one non-hostile death due to an accidental shooting on an ambush; and 11 non-hostile injuries."
The three hostile-fire deaths occurred on 20 June 1967, with three men from Bravo Company killed: The accidental shooting occurred four days later and cost the life of one Marine from Delta Company:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his comrades-in-arms,
John J Huhn

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 3 Jan 2003
Last updated 10/27/2006