Terry August Householter

Terry August Householter

Vietnam War · US Marine Corps · Lance Corporal

    Terry was an amazing person. He was a few years ahead of me in school. Terry was the State Class "A" Champion in the 100-yd dash, 220-yd dash, and the 440-yd dash in 1967. He was the State Record Holder in the 440-yd dash with a time of 48.9 seconds. A four-year major letterman, he was a member of the medley team that won first place in the Regional meet his freshman year. Terry won the 100-yd dash, placed second in the 220, and his 880-relay team won first place in the league meet his sophomore year. The 880-relay team won first place six times, were second in the Regional meet, and fifth in the State meet. In 1966 he won the 100-yd dash five times and the 220-yd dash four times. He was NCKL Champion in the 100 and 220, and anchored the 880 team to a first place finish, plus got third in the broad jump. In the Regional meet he placed third in the 220, and ran on the 880 and mile relay teams that placed second and third. At the State meet he was fifth in the 220 and the 880-relay team won first place. In 1967, Terry was undefeated in the 100 and 220 dashes, and was beaten only once at the State indoor meet in the 440 dash. His victories included a first place finish in the 100 at the K.U. Relays, all classes. His best times were; 100 9.6 at Abilene; 220 21.3 (wind aided) in the State Preliminaries; and his State Record of 48.9 in the 440 at the meet in Salina. His 880 relay team tied the State Record of 1:30.6 in the State Preliminaries and lost only twice during the season. He was voted the first winner of the Bill Dotson Track and Field Award for the senior boy who did the most to promote track and field at Concordia High School. Back in Concordia Kansas the people will always remember Terry Householter

      Vietnam wall panel 22W line 120
      Buried in Plesant Hill Cemetery in Concordia, Kansas

      PERSONAL DATA Home of Record: Concordia, Kansas Date of birth: Friday, 09/17/1948 MILITARY DATA Service: Marine Corps (Regular) Grade at loss: E3 Rank: Lance Corporal ID No: 2452114 MOS: 0311 Rifleman LenSvc: Between 1 and 2 years Unit: M CO, 3RD BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: Sunday, 08/25/1968 Cas Date: Monday, 06/23/1969 Age at Loss: 20 Remains: Body recovered Location: Quang Nam, South Vietnam Type: Hostile, died outright Reason: Gun or small arms fire - Ground casualty ON THE WALL Panel 22W Line 120

      A best friend

        Terry was one of my best friends in Viet Nam, there is not a day that has gone by that I have not thought about him.  I was the Captains Radio Man, 0311 turned into a radio man the day I hit country.  Terry and I(also Terry) were very close, he was so caring and we had lots of plans for when we both got back to the world.  The day we lost him, I said to him "be careful we got plans for when we get back to the world".  His reply was simply "Who would want to hurt me".  Terry and I talked for hours and hours about things to go when we got home.  I miss you Terry!!!!!!!!!!!

        Thank you Marine for your service to this great nation and 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                  ike