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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Cpl 1
Birth:
05 Jul 1947 1
Columbia, Missouri 1
Death:
11 Jun 1968 1
Quang Tri, Providence, Vietnam 1
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Birth:
05 Jul 1947 1
Columbia, Missouri 1
Male 1
Death:
11 Jun 1968 1
Quang Tri, Providence, Vietnam 1
Cause: Small arms fire 1
Death:
11 Jun 1968 1
Quang Tri, Vietnam 1
Cause: Small arms fire 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Cpl 1

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Vietnam Veteran

Vietnam

Corp Billy Joe served with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Republic of South Vietnam, from 29 December 1967.
Billy Joe was a Field Artillery Cannoneer (MOS 0811)on gun 6, 105 Howitzers.
During operation LZ Torch, near Khe Sanh, in the early morning hours of 11 June 1968, Charlie Battery came under a heavy volume of mortar, small arms, and automatic weapons fire supporting an aggressive assalt by a company size North Vietnamese Army Force.
Billy Joe was killed by small arms fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

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