Allerby, Milton Richard, Jr., HN

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
HN-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, HN-8404, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
Service Years
1967 - 1968

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brockton, Massachusetts
Last Address
Brockton, Massachusetts

Casualty Date
Jun 11, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Brockton, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
58W 021

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Ribbon Bar

 Duty Stations
1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
  1968-1968, HN-8404, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)/Operation Scotland II
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 10, 1967, Vietnam Tour Dates
  Jul 16, 2012, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Landing Zone TORCH was established in early June 1968 by the 1/4 Marines as part of Operation SCOTLAND II, aimed at discouraging the 88th and 102nd NVA Regiments then operating south and southeast of Khe Sanh. LZ TORCH was located about 14kn SSE of Khe Sanh and was promptly occupied by C Btry, 1/12 Marines, with Alpha 1/4 and Delta 1/3 in place as an infantry force. LZ TORCH was attacked by the NVA within a day or two of its establishment.
The 1/4 Marines' Command Chronology for June 1968 contains the following description of the attack:

"On 11 June, at approximately 0215H, an estimated company of NVA attacked LZ TORCH, using small arms, rocket-propelled grenades, satchel charges, and ChCom grenades. Assault was oriented toward "C" Btry 1/12 and "A" Company 1/4. Repelled assault with small arms, automatic weapons, M-26 grenades, M-70, 60 and 81 mm mortars, and arty, both direct and indirect fire. A flare ship provided illumination. Friendly casualties resulting from the action: "C" Btry - 4 KIA/17 WIA; Co "A" - 10 KIA/5 WIA; Co "D" 1/3 - 1 WIA."
Regretably, one of the wounded Marines died during evacuation, for a total cost of 15 American lives:
C Btry, 1st Bn, 12th Marines:
2ndLt Michael L. Dewlen, Amarillo, TX (Silver Star)
LCpl Billy J. Wyatt, Columbia, MO
Pfc James A. Phipps, Compton, CA
Pvt Michael L. Ewing, Independence, IA

A Co, 1st Bn, 4th Marines:
GySgt Edward T. Wright, Los Angeles, CA
LCpl Daniel F. Andrus, Riverton, UT
Cpl Bernard W. Dickerson, Clarinda, IA
HN Milton R. Allerby, Brockton, MA
LCpl Robert J. Irwin, Hollywood, FL
LCpl Sam Jones, Marshall, TX
LCpl Wilber D. Monroe, Langdale, AL
LCpl Charles C. White, St Paul, MN
Pfc Robert S. Castelot, Hillsboro, NH
Pfc Dwight A. Price, New London, CT
Pfc Bernard J. Snead, Baltimore, MD
Not Specified
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