RICHARD JOHN GIEBE
on Dec. 19, 1947
From GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS
Casualty was on Nov. 9, 1967
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
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Giebe (left) and Tom Hoying, late '67
courtesy of Tom Hoying, M/3/5)
Richard Giebe served with the
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Mike Company, 2nd Platoon. He was Killed
In Action during Operation ESSEX. His name stands proudly on the Mike
3/5 Wall of Honor. Semper Fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
grew up together
and I were together in school from third grade through graduation. I
will always remember how surprized I was to learn that he had become
a Marine, he was so very proud. Years together, so many years ago. Farewell
my friend, rest easy.
Harriss MSGT USAF Ret.
Uncle I Never Got to Meet
am almost twenty years old, and I never got to meet my Uncle Ricky.
However, through the many stories my father tells about him, I know
that he was a true hero. He was my dad's only brother. He started telling
me stories about him just a few years ago, because after all this time,
it is still hard for him to talk about. (My dad was only 13, I think,
when Ricky was killed). He wonders what exactly happened to him over
in Vietnam, and I decided I would take it upon myself to try to find
someone who knows or even someone who served with him over there. There
is still a lot I would like to know about my uncle, and it would be
nice if someone could help me out. ~Kristin