Frank Anthony O'Brien, III

First Lieutenant
United States Marine Corps
14 November 1944 - 24 March 1968
Wheeling, West Virginia
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Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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02 Mar 1999

It has been over 30 years now since I was notified that Frank was killed in action, yet it seems like only yesterday, perhaps because I have thought about him so often during that time.

When I close my eyes, I can still envision his laugh, his smile and his love of life. Frank was an excellent student and athlete and the type of friend that comes along only once or twice in a lifetime.

Frank believed in his country and everything it stood for and his sacrifice will always be remembered.

May God take care of him until we meet again.

Best regards,
Bill Mahon

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Between 20 and 26 March 1968 the 2nd Bn, 7th Marines lost eight men during operations in the "Happy Valley" area about 15 kilometers west-southwest of the Tuy Loan Bridge:
  • E Company, 26 March:
    • Pfc Robert W. Morris, Macon, GA

  • F Company, 20, 21, and 22 March:
    • LCpl David E. Gregoire, Malden, MA
    • HN John M. Kares, Neponset, IL (H&S w/ F/2/7)
    • Pfc Carlos R. Davis, Tustin, CA
    • Pfc George A. Juarez, Pico Rivera, CA
    • Pfc Richard H. Woodward, El Paso, TX

  • G Company, 24 March:
    • 1stLt Frank A. O'Brien, Wheeling, WV
    • Pfc Danny P. Bouchez, Decatur, IL

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 02 Mar 1999
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