Bird, Harold Alvin, HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1965-1965, HM-8404, 1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/1)
Service Years
1962 - 1965
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Boulder Creek
Last Address
Boulder Creek, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 18, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Golden Gate National Cemetery - San Bruno, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 086 / Section 2G Site 58

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 Duty Stations
1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/1)
  1965-1965, HM-8404, 1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn (1/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TOUR STARTED IN AUG 1965

ON THE MORNING OF 18 SEP 1965, 1/1 WAS ATTACKED BY THE VIET CONG IN THEIR DEFENSIVE POSITIONS NEAR THE DANANG AIR BASE. SEVERAL MARINES WERE WOUNDED IN THE PRE-DAWN HAND-TO-HAND FIGHT. DOC BIRD WAS ATTENDING TO SEVERAL WOUNDED MARINES WHEN HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

HE HAD BEEN IN VIET NAM 5 WEEKS
HE HAD SERVED IN THE NAVY RESERVES AT SANTA CRUZ BEFORE GOING TO MED TRAINING
   
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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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