Lest We Forget!


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor, God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so? All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
'Neath the sun, 'Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.

The 31 Marine Officers & Men KIA While Serving
2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division
Period 05/03/66 ~ 12/13/68

Graham, James A., Capt (See Note)
Adams, William E., Sgt
Arnold, Larry F., Cpl
Bargaheiser, Lawrence G., G/Sgt
Carter, Clyde E., PFC
Cook, Curtis, PFC
Dawson, Wayne Eugene, Sgt
Ellis, Gene H., Sgt
Farinaro, Guido, L/Cpl
Forte, Gerald W., PFC
Griego, Jesus, L/Cpl
Hale, Michael D., Cpl
Harris, Eddie C., PFC
Howard, Horace, PFC
Jimenez, Jr., Thomas, L/Cpl
Johnson, James Carl, L/Cpl
Johnson, John K.,PFC
Kirkham, Donald A., HN
Lucas, Glen A., Cpl
McCall, Allen Lee, PFC
Medeiros, Michael J., L/Cpl
Partin, George E., L/Cpl
Richardson III, Eugene, PFC
Shultz, Bill H., L/Cpl
Travers, Wallace O.
Trescott, Charles, HM3
Walker, Larry W., L/Cpl
Warner, David Howard, Cpl
Weisbrod, John (Wishbone)
Winfrey, Arthur W., L/Cpl
Williams, Frank, L/Cpl
Winter, John W., Cpl

Captain Graham joined the 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division where he served as Commanding Officer of Company F.
While in command of Company F on June 2, 1967, during Operation Union II at Quang Tin, Captain Graham chose to remain
with one of his men who could not be moved due to the seriousness of his wounds, and was mortally wounded.

Captain Graham was awarded the Medal of Honor posthuorously and was intered at:

"Some people live their entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference to the world, but Marines don't have that problem ..."     - President Ronald Reagan

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