Ronald Lee McJunkin

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
01 June 1947 - 29 July 1967
Sciotoville, Ohio
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Ronald L McJunkin

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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15 Nov 2002

Funeral services for Cpl. Ronald Lee McJunkin, 20 year old Marine killed in action in an operation against hostile forces near Quang Tri S. Vietnam, are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Boston Church of God. The serviceman killed Saturday was Scioto County's fifth victim of the war in Vietnam. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Wood, 911 Fourth St. Interment is to be at Rushtown Cemetery, McDermott, Ohio.

(Newspaper death notice
that acompanied
the photo above.)

You are gone but not forgotten

From a cousin,
Randy Jackson
08 Sep 2005

Robert E. Lee once said, "Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." Lance Corporal McJunkin espoused that very essence. Rest in peace, brother!

From a friend,

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In late July 1967, the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, undertook a battalion-sized reconnaissance in force into the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Vietnam. The Marines' target was a North Vietnamese Army division which had set up housekeeping within and immediately south of the DMZ - and on 29 July the Marines found the enemy at Thon Cam Son, some 5 kilometers northwest of Con Thien.

The resulting fight inflicted hundreds of casualties on the NVA, but not without cost: 31 Marines died in the fighting:

  • C Co, 3rd Antitank Bn - 3 dead
  • C Co, 3rd Eng Bn - 3 dead
  • E Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines - 9 dead
  • F Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines - 6 dead
  • G Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines - 5 dead
  • H Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines - 2 dead
  • H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 9th Marines - 3 dead
Lance Corporal McJunkin was one of Echo Company's dead.

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