Asherman, Aldon Mackay, Jr., HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1966-1966, HM-8404, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
Service Years
1963 - 1966
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Towanda, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Towanda, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
May 29, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Philip's Church Cemetery - Garrison, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 114

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United States Navy Memorial Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Medical Bn3rd Medical Bn, 3rd FSR/FSSG2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
  1965-1965, HM-8404, 1st Medical Bn
  1966-1966, HM-8404, 3rd Medical Bn, 3rd FSR/FSSG
  1966-1966, HM-8404, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  My Brother Donny
  May 29, 2012, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 29 May 1966 two companies of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, fought a bitter engagement with NVA troops in Thua Thien Province. Echo Company lost eight men, including a Corpsman from H&S, and 13 men from Golf Company were killed:
Echo 2/1:
SSgt James J. MacKenna, Denver, CO (Silver Star)
HM3 Aldon M. Asherman, Towanda, PA (H&S with Echo 2/1)
LCpl Richard E. Crowe, Long Beach, CA
LCpl James R. Heath, Bala Cynwyd, PA
LCpl Jerry L. Noland, Houston, TX
LCpl Charles E. Walker, Magnolia, AR
Pfc Ernest G. Paul, Concord, NH
Pfc James H. Stewart, Columbus, OH

Golf 2/1:
Sgt Walter B. Stevens, San Diego, CA
Cpl Kenneth W. Wickel, West Lawn, PA
LCpl Robert A. Corkill, San Benito, TX
LCpl Billy J. Holt, Cameron, TX
Pfc David B. Brandon, Lake Oswego, OR
Pfc Gordon M. Briggs, Seattle, WA
Pfc James W. Briles, Portland, OR
Pfc Thomas W. Britton, Great Neck, NY
Pfc David W. Johnston, Tucson, AZ
Pfc R B. Marchbanks, Moriarty, NM
Pfc Edward C. Sexton, New Buffalo, MI
Pfc Ronald Ralich, Lorain, OH
Pvt Roy J. Richard, Lafayette, L

Name of Award
Bronze Star

Gold Letter V  Gold Letter V  Awarded for distinguished actions in combat (valor)

Year Awarded1967
Details behind Award:
Aldon M. Asherman, Jr Hospital Corpsman Third Class, USN, posthumously, for 
heroic achievement on 29 May 1966 in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine unit in the vicinity of  Co 8i Thanh Tan, Vietnam. The Combat Distinguishing Device is Authorized.
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