Richard Lee Otte

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
08 February 1947 - 07 September 1967
Traverse City, Michigan
Panel 26E Line 030


Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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20 Mar 2001

LCpl Otte, 2226466 USMC, was serving in Co L, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division, FMF when he was mortally wounded on Thursday, 7 Sept 1967 by rocket or mortar fire in Quang Tri Province of the Republic of South Vietnam. He is listed on "The Wall" in Washington, DC Panel 26E-Row 030. He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Blair Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. A Marine Corps flag is flown over his grave site.

Anyone that served with Richard is welcome to contact me.

A memorial from another Marine,
CWO-4 D. C. Gummere USMC (retired)

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Early on 07 Sep 1967 the 3/4 Marines at Con Thien lost four men to 152mm artillery fire:
  • LCpl Gary L. Moore, Lineville, IA, Lima 3/4
  • LCpl Richard L. Otte, Traverse City, MI, Lima 3/4
  • HN Randolph M. Gamet, Canton, MO, H&S Company
  • Pvt Allen D. Gailey, Murray, UT, Mike 3/4
Later in the day a Mike 3/4 patrol had contact with an NVA unit about a kilometer south of Con Thien, losing 12 more Marines in that engagement:
  • Sgt David A. Bradshaw, Manistee, MI
  • Cpl Hugh C. Goins, Columbus, OH
  • Cpl Thomas J. Pesek, Jourdanton, TX
  • LCpl Alvin Cullins, Jacksonville, FL
  • LCpl Jeffery P. Myers, Mattapan, MA
  • LCpl Leroy J. Phillips, Luray, VA
  • LCpl Terry L. Sumerlin, Bandon, OR
  • LCpl Ronald C. Toth, Westminster, CO
  • LCpl John H. Walker, Chattanooga, TN
  • Pfc Michael B. Himes, Birmingham, AL
  • Pfc Duane L. Morningstar, Maple Lake, MN
  • Pfc Lyndol E. Tolleson, Houston, TX

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 20 Mar 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009