Allred, Frank Leroy, Jr., HN

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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary NEC
HN-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospitalman
Primary Unit
1967-1967, HN-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
Service Years
1966 - 1967
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fresno, CA
Last Address
Fresno, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 26, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Belmont Memorial Park - Fresno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 87

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Last Known Activity
Frank the son of Frank L. Sr. of Jackson CA and Ema Irene Brunson of Jacksonville FL enlisted in the US Navy on August 16, 1966 in Fresno CA. Arriving in Vietnam he was assigned to H&S Company and attached to Company L, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF on October 14, 1967. 

With search and destroy operations centered north of the Thu Bong river on Operation Foster, Company F encountered a bunkered enemy force in Phu Binh village complex, after pursuing three enemy snipers. Entering the built up area the morning erupted with the sound of automatic weapons directed at the Marines from well concealed trenches and fighting holes. 
 
Company L, operating just to the south of Company F made contact with another force at about the same time, both units were being hit with small arms, rocket propelled grenades and mortar fire. The enemy fire increased from the hamlet Phu Long keeping the Marines of Company L pinned down in a graveyard. By midafternoon Company I, 3d Battalion was committed to the action with the men attempting to break through to their comrades. Marine casualties were mounting from accurate fire from a stubborn enemy who had the advantage of concealment resisting artillery and air strikes called in by the Marines. The ferocious battles raged until the units linked up early in the evening, harassing fire continued throughout the night making any medical evacuations virtually impossible, most of the wounded would have to wait for daylight. 

The action proved costly for the men of the 7th Marines, with thirteen killed and eighty wounded during the engagement with the enemy forces. HN Allred was one of the of the men killed in action as a result of enemy rifle fire.
 
Casualties:
Company F
Donald Albert Basalla
Michael David Deeson
Hank John Conrad DeHommel
Danny Lee Frye
Manuel Hernandez
William Henry Prothero
Lonnie Lee Silver
 
H&S Company
Frank Leroy Allred Jr.
 
Company I
Gerald Anthony DeMunda
 
Company L
Wesley David Day
Gerald Ray Hendrickson
Cecil Dwight Lamm
Arthur William Riegel Jr.
   
Comments/Citation
Blood Brothers

Frank and I have been best friends since the first grade. At the age of 7 we used our cub scout knives to draw blood from our thumbs to become blood brothers. He was like a real brother to me and I miss him to this day.

Posted by: Jim Allen

Relationship: We grew up together

Sunday, February 3, 2002

   

   
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