Ames, Ronald Edward, HM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1966-1967, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
Service Years
1957 - 1967
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
Detroit, MI

Casualty Date
Mar 30, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
White Chapel Cemetery - Troy, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E 069

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Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
  1963-1963, HM-8404, Naval Hospital Bainbridge, MD
  1966-1967, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/7)
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  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
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Last Known Activity
Ronald the son of Frederick J. and Nina A. Ames of Detroit MI, the husband of Claudette V. Ames and father of Ronald E. Jr. and Kimberly K. Ames of Winslow ME enlisted in the US Navy on September 16, 1957.

On his second deployment to Vietnam HM2 was assigned to H&S Company and attached to Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
 
On a search and destroy mission during Operation Desoto, the Marines were moving to their night position south of An Diem, when they engaged a concealed VC force. The leading elements engaged the VC with small arms and hand grenades overrunning the enemy and forcing them to flee into heavy brush. Three Marines and HM2 Ames died in the exchange of fire, with another man dying of his wounds after being evacuated.
 
Artillery and fixed wing air strikes were directed on likely enemy targets as the unit moved to another location. During a close air support strike, an air craft dropped its rockets on the Marines position resulting in the death of two men and wounding several others.
 
Casualties:
 
Ronald Edward Ames
Albert Allen Curley
Robert Louis Curry
Edilberto Garcia
James Edward Green
Robert Lee McGee
Dennis Carroll Stroud
   
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