Joseph Boyd Sumpter

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
26 August 1946 - 09 September 1967
Mc Roberts, Kentucky
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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03 Jan 2003

Eternal Father, grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their Land to serve, thy law fulfill;
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.
From the Navy Hymn
("Eternal Father")

by the men of the
11th Engineer Battalion
24 Feb 2007

I did not know Joseph. I'm sure we were related. My father's name was Joseph Mason Sumpter, born 29 November 1904 in Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky. I'm James Lee Sumpter, son of Joseph. I also was born in Nancy. I would like to hear from Joseph's family.


James Lee Sumpter

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 11th Engineer Battalion's Command Chronology for September 1967 contains the following entry:
"9 Sept 1967: At 0945H, "D" Company's sweep team was ambushed on Route 1, YD215725 by small arms, mortar, and hand grenades. This action resulted in 3 KIAs and 7 WIAs to the sweep team plus 1 KIA and 3 WIAs on the Army's supporting truck mounted quad 50 machine gun."
The four men who were killed were

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 3 Jan 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009