HN - E3 - Navy - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 24,  1947
From LULING, LOUISIANA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Apr 27, 1968
Casualty was on May 17, 1968
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Religion
ROMAN CATHOLIC

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 Fontenot, Chester

Chester (Doc) Fontenot was a corpsman in First Platoon, Hotel Company 2/1.

He was KIA next to me in May 1968 near Hill 471 (Khe Sahn), while attempting

to aid a wounded Marine.

I didn't know his name (it was his first day) until a couple of years ago.

And I am still trying to get him recognized.

Submitted by: Jim Hayden Hotel 2/1 '67 - '68

Submitted by

Carl King
carl@insights-inc.com
He was our Platoon Corpsman
15 Palmer Green Place
The Woodlands, TX77381 USA
He died trying to help a wounded Marine
Chester was only with our Platoon (1st Platoon Hotel Company, 2nd BN 1st Marines) for a short while; but, he very quickly became a member of the Team. We respected his knowledge and his skills as a Corpsman. He was a good man that gave his life for his Country. I will always remember him and the day he was killed. Carl E. King Major USMC Retired
Friday, August 24, 2001



Submitted by

Richard DesHotels
Rdezo@aol.com
Fellow Cajun
Vietnam Era Marine/Sailor
You will Always Be Remembered
I never had the opportunity to know
Clyde but met his Mother, sister, and friends in Ville Platte this past weekend. While honoring the Vietnam Vets at the festival, I noted that after all these years the pain in their faces was just as evident as it must have been the day they found out he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. AS a Vietnam Era Marine, I was so proud to be standing next to the Family of Clyde Fontenot. It was obvious that while he was gone, he WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. Semper Fi, Clyde.
Thursday, July 01, 1999


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