Bailey, Arthur William, 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
1969-1969, HM-8404, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
Service Years
1967 - 1969
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Haven
Last Address
New Haven

Casualty Date
May 01, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 089 / Section 53 Site 375

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
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1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
  1969-1969, HM-8404, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (1/3)
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Last Known Activity
At the end of April 1969, elements of the 3rd and 9th Marines relocated to positions just south of the Demilitarized Zone in preparation for a major operation called "Virginia Ridge". 

On 10 May the company [Delta 1/3] stumbled into about two platoons of NVA dug in between two hills. We had a day-long fire fight. During that time, 1st Platoon, trying to slip around the NVA flank, ran into an ambush and took quite a few casualties. They managed to fight their way back to the company, but left several wounded and KIAs. It wasn't until the next morning before we got to them and by then all were KIA. Horn and Foley were both killed at that time. Both were already the owners of two Purple Hearts.
On 10 May we [3rd Platoon and 60mm mortars] were on a small hill on Mutter's Ridge just south of the DMZ. We were hit by at least two platoons of NVA (probably the same group we encountered on the 1st) at 0330 and fought till around 0600. We had to drive the NVA off the hill twice during that time. We had about 25 wounded to go with the KIA. There was some very close-up fighting that morning, even a few cases of hand to hand.

1st Platoon, Delta 1/3, killed in action 01 May 1969
    HM3 Arthur W. Bailey
    LCPL Martin F. Foley
    PFC John F. Hatfield
    PFC Edward A. Horn
    PFC Paul S. Laverock
    PFC Randy C. Paro
    PFC Felix J. Salas
    PFC Jose R. Torres-Rodriguez
    PFC James C. Vandeventer 

3rd Platoon, Delta 1/3, killed in action 10 May 1969
    SSgt Samuel W. Bell
    LCpl Russell M. Dobyns
    LCpl Robert W. Hansen
    PFC Thomas H. Heise
    PFC Anthony J. Passerello
    LCpl Delbert P. Wright
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