Dan Randel YoumansStaff Sergeant
3RD PLT, D CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
17 February 1942 - 01 May 1968
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To my Junior Drill Instructor:
As much of a hard-ass as you were, I still miss you.
We were in Platoon 3060, Series 3060, Co. K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD Parris Island, SC, from July 26, 1966 to Sept. 16, 1966. He was the trainer, and I the trainee.
From his former Marine recruit,
A Note from The Virtual WallFor most of May 1968 the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines worked out of the advance base on Con Thien a few kilometers south of the Demilitarized Zone. Con Thien (also known as the A-4 Strongpoint and Hill 158) was subjected to regular artillery, mortar, and rocket attacks from NVA forces within and immediately south of the DMZ as well as repeated ground attacks.
On 01 May 1968 two Marines were killed by a different risk of war; quoting from page 6, Encl (3), 1/4 Command Chronology for May 1968:
"At 1020H, while firing an artillery mission in support of 1/4, 4/12 made a 200 mil deflection error. Three rounds impacted in the perimeter. Called for immediate check fire. Two friendly KIA (NBC) and one WIA (NBC)."The two men killed were from Delta 1/4: SSgt Dan R. Youmans of Jacksonville, Florida, and LCpl Anthony Taylor of Newark, New Jersey.
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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 Feb 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009