Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Marine Corps 1
Private First Class 1
15 Jul 1956 1
15 May 1975 1

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Full Name:
Kelton Rena Turner 1
15 Jul 1956 1
Male 1
15 May 1975 1
Cause: Air Loss, Crash - Sea 1
Age at Death: 18 1
Body Recovered: Not recovered 1
Casualty Date: 15 May 1975 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 1
Marital Status: Single 1

Vietnam War 1

Marine Corps 1
Private First Class 1
2nd Bn 1
H&S Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
E2 1
Major Command:
3rd Mar Div 1
9th Marines 1
Marine Corps 1
Rifleman (USMC) 1
Protestant - No Denominational Preference 1
Race or Ethnicity:
African-American 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 130 1
Panel: 01W 1

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Dear Mr. Kelton Rena Turner, I thank you for your service to this country. There is a place in my heart for you and all of the soldiers who served in this war. Thank You so much to everyone who have served in this war and continue to serve our country. God bless you all and welcome home. You all will NEVER be forgotten for your sacrifices. Thank You.

From The Wall

The last American soldier killed in the Vietnam War was Kelton Rena Turner, an 18-year old Marine.

He was killed in action on May 15, 1975, two weeks after the evacuation of Saigon, in what became known as the Mayaguez incident.

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 01W 130 Name: KELTON RENA Turner Birth Date: 15 Jul 1956 Death Date: 15 May 1975 Home City: Los Angeles Home State: California SSN/Service #: 496603371 Death Date: 15 May 1975 Casualty Country: Cambodia Tour Start Date: 15 Service Branch: United States Marine Corps Component: Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG) Rank: Private First Class Military Grade: Private First Class Pay Grade: Private (U.S. Army) or Airman (U.S. Air Force) or Private First Class (U.S. Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) Province: ** Decoration: Not Available CN: Cambodia Unit: HQSVC CO SECONDBN NINTHMAR THIRD MARDIV Service Occupation: Rifleman (USMC) Data Source: Coffelt Database. He`s buried at: Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA Section 70a Row Ee Site 041

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


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                  ike

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