Harold Lucerne Zug, Jr
Sergeant
K CO, 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Fairborn, Ohio
September 23, 1944 to August 27, 1968
HAROLD L ZUG Jr is on the Wall at Panel W46, Line 43

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Harold L Zug

SGT HAROLD LUCERNE ZUG Jr

 
06 Jun 2007

Sergeant Zug,

Many years after I found that you were killed by the same artillery shells which seriously wounded me that hot and humid evening of 27 Aug 1968 at the Rockpile. Though I was a clueless Pfc your example as a Sergeant of Marines taught me how to be towards my subordinates: fair but tough! I eventually recovered from my most of my external wounds. The unseen ones, I have yet to be overcome.

You gave your all so that we wouldn't "have to."

If only for that those of us who served with you are beholden to you and personally know the measure of a man you are. I say "are" in the present tense, because yet you live is us who remain!

Sooner now than later I know we will meet again to "guard the streets'. Semper Fidelis.

From his squad mate and subordinate,
Art J. Ramirez
138 W. Marion Street, Clute, Texas 77531
artrami@yahoo.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 3/3 Marines' Command Chronology for August 1968 reports that the battalion rear element was at Camp Carroll near Ca Lu, while the bulk of it was in forward company positions near the Rockpile. On 27 August both positions received 130mm artillery fire from NVA positions within the Demilitarized Zone. Ten Marines were killed by the artillery:
  • Near the Rockpile:
    • Sgt Harold L. Zug, Fairborn, OH, Kilo 3/3
    • LCpl Richard A. Brown, Columbus, OH, Kilo 3/3
    • LCpl Peter F. Comacho, Santa Ana, CA, H&S 3/3
    • LCpl Anthony Manganello, Garfield, NJ, Kilo 3/3
    • LCpl Ernest Postorino, Rockville, MD, Kilo 3/3
    • Pfc Daniel P. Droszcz, Chicago, IL, Kilo 3/3
    • Pfc Roger L. Fraker, Hellam, PA, Kilo 3/3

  • 81 Mortars, H&S Co, at Camp Carroll:
    • Cpl Earl J. Blunkall, Nashville, TN
    • LCpl William L. Pitt, Springfield, TN
    • LCpl Robert G. Washburn, California City, CA

 
06 Jun 2007

Sergeant Zug,

Many years after I found that you were killed by the same artillery shells which seriously wounded me that hot and humid evening of 27 Aug 1968 at the Rockpile. Though I was a clueless Pfc your example as a Sergeant of Marines taught me how to be towards my subordinates: fair but tough! I eventually recovered from my most of my external wounds. The unseen ones, I have yet to be overcome.

You gave your all so that we wouldn't "have to."

If only for that those of us who served with you are beholden to you and personally know the measure of a man you are. I say "are" in the present tense, because yet you live is us who remain!

Sooner now than later I know we will meet again to "guard the streets'. Semper Fidelis.

From his squad mate and subordinate,
Art J. Ramirez
138 W. Marion Street, Clute, Texas 77531
artrami@yahoo.com


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 3/3 Marines' Command Chronology for August 1968 reports that the battalion rear element was at Camp Carroll near Ca Lu, while the bulk of it was in forward company positions near the Rockpile. On 27 August both positions received 130mm artillery fire from NVA positions within the Demilitarized Zone. Ten Marines were killed by the artillery:
  • Near the Rockpile:
    • Sgt Harold L. Zug, Fairborn, OH, Kilo 3/3
    • LCpl Richard A. Brown, Columbus, OH, Kilo 3/3
    • LCpl Peter F. Comacho, Santa Ana, CA, H&S 3/3
    • LCpl Anthony Manganello, Garfield, NJ, Kilo 3/3
    • LCpl Ernest Postorino, Rockville, MD, Kilo 3/3
    • Pfc Daniel P. Droszcz, Chicago, IL, Kilo 3/3
    • Pfc Roger L. Fraker, Hellam, PA, Kilo 3/3

  • 81 Mortars, H&S Co, at Camp Carroll:
    • Cpl Earl J. Blunkall, Nashville, TN
    • LCpl William L. Pitt, Springfield, TN
    • LCpl Robert G. Washburn, California City, CA

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