Dale Stephen McWright

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
26 March 1948 - 17 February 1968
Dallas, Texas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Dale Stephen McWright

20 Oct 2003

Eddie and Dale McWright were brothers.

Eddie joined the Marine Corps and was killed in 1966.

His brother Dale also joined the Marine Corps and was killed in 1968.

Although I did not know Eddie or Dale very well, I will always
remember Dale singing a song he composed for Eddie
on our senior talent day: Class of 1967, North Dallas High School.

I'm not sure how many brothers were killed in Vietnam,
but a special tribute should be given
to Mr. and Mrs. McWright who gave two fine sons.

From a high school friend,
Nora Edwards
E-mail address is not available.

01 Jun 2006

For contact with many members of Dale's platoon during TET 1968, contact me.

From a platoon member,
Ray Willis
Laguna Beach, Ca 92651

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Febuary 1968 - With the Tet Offensive in full swing, Marine Lieutenant Nicholas Warr led 1st Platoon, C Company, 1/5 Marines, into battle in the Imperial city of Hue.

As described in his book "Phase Line Green", Charlie One entered the fray with 51 Marines; 13 walked out. Overall, First Battalion, 5th Marines, lost 71 men while fighting within Hue; many others were wounded severely enough to be medevaced out. Of the 71, fifteen Marines were from Charlie 1/5:

  • LCpl Michael A. Andrews, Mogadore, OH, 02/20/1968
  • Cpl Roy V. Berry, San Joaquin, CA, 02/18/1968
  • PFC James G. Blaine, Spokane, WA, 02/15/1968
  • PFC Terry L. Boyce, East St Louis, IL, 02/18/1968
  • LCpl Howard M. Cox, Bedford, IA, 02/22/1968
  • LCpl Edward S. Estes, Dallas, TX, 02/13/1968 *
  • Cpl James T. Gordon, Englewood, NJ, 02/17/1968
  • PFC Henry F. Henderson, Rome, NY, 02/17/1968
  • PFC Dennis R. Langrock, Sacramento, CA, 02/13/1968 *
  • PFC Dale S. McWright, Dallas, TX, 02/17/1968 *
  • PFC Charles R. Morgan, Rayville, LA, 02/13/1968 *
  • PFC Jerry D. Mounts, Wichita, KS, 02/13/1968 *
  • PFC Andres Sorchini, Los Angeles, CA, 02/17/1968
  • PFC John D. Vaughan, Cincinnati, OH, 02/22/1968 *
  • PFC Michael W. Warren, Golden, CO, 02/19/1968

Semper Fidelis

* In Lt Warr's platoon.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Oct 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009