Schroeder, Richard Glen, HM3 Fallen
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Last Duty Station
1965-1966, US Marine Corps (USMC)/1st Recon Bn
Service Years
1964 - 1966
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jul 14, 1966
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Ngai
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Ridge Cemetery - Lansing, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 020

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 Duty Stations
US Navy/Formal SchoolsUS Marine Corps (USMC)/1st Recon Bn
  1964-1964, (HM) A School
  1965-1966, US Marine Corps (USMC)/1st Recon Bn
 Combat and Operations History
  1960-1975 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 20, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
28 Nov 2001

Richard G Schroeder

Within the Battalion there was a small group of men called "Doc".

Trained at first by the Navy, then retrained by the Corps
to travel, fight, and care for 1st Recon Marines in need.

In-country the green uniforms all became one, and we
considered our Corpsmen as fellow Marines held with
great respect by all.

Listed here we find another of our unit.
Time passes but the memories remain strong.
So many owe their lives to our Corpsmen.
Our thoughts are with you, "Doc".

Thank you - We of 1st Recon Bn hold the list.

From a fellow brother of 1st Recon Bn,
Randy Kendall

31 May 2004

The photo at the top of this page has been submitted by his neighbors and friends who meet in the Calumet City/Lansing IL Community Forum on the internet. Richard graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School in 1960 and was very well liked by his classmates. May we always honor his memory and may he rest in peace.

From a suburban neighbor,
Dave Bell

Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --

Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.


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