Marlow Martin Loecker

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
21 December 1945 - 16 February 1967
Crofton, Nebraska
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Marlow Martin Loecker

15 Jun 2006

I would like to post a memorial of my uncle. I did not have the pleasure of knowing him; however I live my day to day life through him. He served and died for his country for what he believed in.

I would like to say a special "Welcome Home" to him and all of the brothers who served beside him.

"Lest We Forget"

From a nephew,
Mike Loecker

A Note from The Virtual Wall

During the second week of February 1967 elements of the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, were inserted into the far southwestern corner of Kontum Province in order to conduct area denial operations against NVA units operating along the Cambodian border. On 16 Feb, A/1/22 Infantry and C/2/8 Infantry separately engaged battalion-sized NVA forces. Although the US forces, supported by air and artillery, were able to hold their positions until relieved, there was a very high cost to the operation:
  • 1st Bn, 22nd Infantry: 21 killed in action west of the Nam Sathey River
  • 2nd Bn, 8th Infantry: 23 killed in action south of LZ 501
1/22's dead were
  • A Company:
    • PFC Channing Allen, Albertson, NY
    • SGT Lee R. Bays, Olivehurst, CA (Silver Star)
    • SP4 Anastacio H. Beltran, Elgin, TX
    • PFC William M. Berenwick, Hillside, NJ
    • PFC Lanny R. Bolding, Bells, TN
    • PFC Douglas R. Colbert, Norwood, NY
    • SGT Donald R. Dorman, West Hyattsville, MD
    • PFC Curtis L. Duck, National City, CA
    • PFC Larry S. Fetherolf, Lilburn, GA
    • SSG Walter W. Haring, Easton, PA
    • PFC Clemente D. Hernandez, San Bernardino, CA
    • PFC Elmer F. Kepsel, Mount Clemens, MI
    • SP4 Kenneth L. Koster, Atlanta, GA
    • CPL Richard A. Lawrence, Detroit, MI
    • SP4 Lee Lewis, Pickens, SC
    • SP4 Marlow M. Loecker, Crofton, NE
    • PFC John E. Oocumma, Cherokee, NC
    • CPL Donald L. Schnee, Cincinnati, OH
    • SSG Alton J. Zerangue, Arnaudville, LA

  • C Company:
    • CPT Colin D. MacManus, Newark, NJ

  • HQ Company:
    • SP4 Richard Tarkington, Okmulgee, OK

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Jun 2006
Last updated 08/03/2011