Jeffrey Allan Schweikl

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
09 July 1948 - 08 April 1967
Enumclaw, Washington
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Jeffrey Allan Schweikl

6 Aug 2002

Jeffrey Schweikl, known as "Herbie", was a high school friend of mine. He was funny and a great friend to many. Herbie was a graduate of the Enumclaw High School Class of 1966. He died at the young age of 18. He will always be missed.

From a friend,
Debby (Evans) Campbell

11 Feb 2007

Jeffrey Allan Schweikl was my Uncle. Unfortunately since my Mom (his sister) was just ten years old at the time he died I never got to meet him. I have heard stories about him over the years and he sounded like a GREAT guy. I would have LOVED to have gotten to know him. Thank you, Jeff, for all that you did for our country and in your life. Rest In Peace, my Uncle, and I wish I could have met you. Also a big "Thank You" to whoever started this page to honor his memory.

From his niece,
Sarah Walthers

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Eight men from Fox Company, 2/4 Marines, were killed in action on 08 April 1967 when a patrol was ambushed near Cay Sung, about 12 miles southwest of Danang:
  • LCpl Lawrence R. Hagedorn, Carroll, IA
  • LCpl Howard L. Leroy, Vancouver, WA
  • LCpl Francisco A. Montano, Tucson, AZ
  • Pfc Charles M. McKinney, Bristol, TN
  • Pfc Jerry L. McKinney, Leaksville, NC
  • Pfc James A. Popp, Hemlock, MI (Navy Cross)
  • Pfc Jeffrey A. Schweikl, Enumclaw, WA
  • Pvt Don C. Benfield, Macon, GA
The following exerpt from Pfc James Popp's Navy Cross explains the situation:
"Private First Class Popp's squad was conducting a squad-size patrol against the Viet Cong forces in Quang Nam Province. While moving along a trail in search of the enemy, the squad was suddenly taken under a murderous volume of small-arms, hand grenade and 40 millimeter grenade fire. The heavy volume of fire rained in from three sides, ..."

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 6 Aug 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009