Eugene Scott Hancock
on June 2, 1946
From GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
Casualty was on Feb. 24, 1969
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
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was our Corpsman
didn't know him well, he had only been in country a few days. The firefight
had been going for two days before he was killed. In that two days,
he cared for many wounded Marines. I wish I could have known him better,
so that I could write a fitting tribute. All I can truthfully say is
that when someone yelled 'corpsman up,' he didn't hesitate. He came
running to where he was called. Hey Hancock! Semper Fi.
Smith, India 3/7~
May 24, 1999
Eugene "Doc" Hancock was a Corpsman with India 3/7.
He was killed in the same fierce fighting that killed my friend Tommy
Price, Edward "Wolfie" Wolfendale, and several others. Doc
Hancock's love for his Marines, administering aid under intense enemy
fire, resulted in his being awarded the Navy Cross citation, posthumously.
Doc Hancock's Navy Cross
Citation is proudly displayed on the Semper Fidelis 7th Marines
Corpsman title by Redeye)
(7th Marines/Corpsman graphic by Vic Vilionis)