Lawrence Terrell SteinerHospitalman
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Navy
20 September 1944 - 10 August 1966
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The database page for Lawrence Terrell Steiner
Gone But NEVER Forgotten. . .
A memorial from his brother,
It's been 39 years since you were taken from me. I guess you know I will be 40 this year. Pain and sadness never decrease as well as always wishing you were here for me. I know you hear me, and I feel you with me. I still wish for just one hug, one moment, one word of wisdom from you. I pray constantly for your guidance and your approval to do the right thing. Daddy, I miss you so very much!!! I know there are many more like me out there and I pray for their peace of mind also. It's so hard on the ones left behind. We crave so much from the ones who left us, that it just leaves a permanent hole in our hearts and souls. When I feel lost and lonely I know you're there though. You work through me, I am of your blood and your creation, I am your daughter.
I stay proud of your committment to your country and your family. I know you did what you felt was right. I AM PROUD TO BE YOUR DAUGHTER... SEMPER FI!
You stay an on going force within me, and am proud to be a part of you!! Brave men like you are what makes this country what it is, I'm just sad that so many have to die for it, but I also realize this is the cost of a free country.
From his daughter,
A Note from The Virtual WallAt about 1100 on 10 August 1966, during OPERATION COLORADO, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, made contact with elements of two NVA battalions. The initial contact developed into a full-fledged battle fought in a driving rainstorm which did not clear until about 1730. Although VMO-6 provided armed Huey support, and both shore-based artillery and naval gunfire supported the Marines, fixed-wing aircraft were unable to operate in the area until the rainstorm broke. The 1/5 Marines suffered 16 men killed in action with another 65 wounded but killed more than 100 NVA troops before the battle ended on the morning of the 11th.
Three Corpsmen were among the dead, including HN Lawrence T. Steiner.
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 1 Aug 2004
Last updated 08/10/2009