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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Lance Corporal 2
Birth:
26 Sep 1947 2
Death:
05 Apr 1969 2
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Full Name:
Paul Raymond LeHoullier 2
Birth:
26 Sep 1947 2
Male 2
Death:
05 Apr 1969 2
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 2
Age at Death: 21 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died of Wounds 2
Residence:
Hometown: Somersworth, NH 2
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Lance Corporal 2
Battalion:
3rd Bn 2
Company:
I Co 2
Enlistment Type:
Regular 2
Grade:
E3 2
Major Command:
1st Mar Div 2
Regiment:
1st Marines 2
Service:
Marine Corps 2
Specialty:
Rifleman (USMC) 2
Tour Start Date:
28 Jul 1968 2
Years Served:
1 2
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Religion:
Roman Catholic 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 19 2
Panel: 27W 2

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I happened upon Lcpl LeHoullier's final restiing place in 2005. He is buried in a cemetery in Somersworth NH, his hometown. It so happened that his best friend while serving in the Marines also lived in my hometown of Rochester NH. I had the pleasure of speaking to his friend. Lcpl LeHoullier was an infantryman assigned to I Co., 3/1 Marines, 1st Marine Division. Their area of operations at that time was Quang Tri province. While patrolling on foot on 5 April 1969, his platoon was ambushed by NVA regulars and came under heavy small-weapons fire. Several men were wounded, and Lcpl LeHoulliier was heping wounded comrades to the medevac when he himself was hit in the back and mortally wounded. He only had two weeks left in his tour of duty. His final resting place includes a photo of him in his dress blues set in the monument stone. I never met him but want to help make sure his sacrifice is not forgotten. I visited him on Memorial Day 2008. God bless.

On 05 April 1969 India, Kilo, and Lima Companies, 3/1 Marines, were conducting sweeps in Quang Nam Province. At 1120, Lima began a river crossing and found themselves taking fire from a treeline on the opposite side of the river. India 3/1 was in a position to take the enemy in the flank and proceeded to do so - but by 1330 had found the enemy well entrenched and willing to fight. India 3/1 pressed the attack and by 1500 had forced the NVA to withdraw, leaving 72 bodies behind. The assault had been costly, though, with 9 men killed and 32 wounded in the action - and one of the wounded died later in the day. The dead were 2ndLt Steven E. Donaldson, Peabody, MA 2ndLt William S. Geary, Roslyn, PA HM3 William E. Boone, Tuskegee, AL (H&S with India 3/1) LCpl Stephen A. Daniel, Waco, TX LCpl Paul R. Le Houllier, Somersworth, NH (Silver Star) Pfc Richard T. Leavell, Jeffersonville, IN Pfc Robert C. Lira, Indio, CA Pfc Willie L. Lowe, Louisville, KY Pfc Islam Ozger, New York, NY Pfc Richard W. Perdue, Rocky Mount, VA 3/1 suffered another loss as well - LCpl Jimmie L. Forrest of Winona, MS, assigned to Kilo 3/1, was hit and killed by a bomb fragment during an air strike on a separate group of NVA soldiers.

SILVER STAR CITATION The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Paul R. Lehoullier (2336494), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 5, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lehoullier upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 27W 019 Paul Raymond Le Houllier Lance Corporal PERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Somersworth, New Hampshire Date of birth: Friday, 09/26/1947 MILITARY DATA Service: Marine Corps (Regular) Grade at loss: E3 Rank: Lance Corporal ID No: 2336494 MOS: 0311 Rifleman LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years Unit: INDIA CO, 3RD BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: Sunday, 07/28/1968 Cas Date: Saturday, 04/05/1969 Age at Loss: 21 Remains: Body recovered Location: Quang Nam, South Vietnam Type: Hostile, died of wounds Reason: Artillery, rocket, or mortar - Ground casualty ON THE WALL Panel 27W Line 019 Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Paul R. Lehoullier (2336494), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 5, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Lehoullier upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Home Town: Somersworth, New Hampshire

Thank you Marine for your faithful devotion to this great nation and to our Corps.

THE WALL Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives
"War drew us from our homeland In the sunlit springtime of our youth. Those who did not come back alive remain in perpetual springtime -- forever young -- And a part of them is with us always." --- Author Unknown --- God Bless  You      

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