Mar. 22, 1949
From ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
Casualty was on May 8, 1968
in THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
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Richard Seng served with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines,
Mike Company. He was Killed In Action during Operation HOUSTON
II when M Co. 3/5 ran into an NVA Base Camp on Hai Van Pass. His
name stands proudly on the Mike 3/5 Wall of Honor.
Semper fi, Brother Marine. We will never forget.
Operation HOUSTON II
Rich Seng, who
was killed on May 8, 1968, was from my hometown of Allentown, PA.
A mutual friend had gotten us in contact with one another, and we
were exchanging letters at the time of his death. I was devastated
when I saw his photo and obituary in the newspaper. I just returned
a few days ago from Allentown where I had the chance to put flowers
on the grave of this brave young man whose sacrifice I will never
forget. It was a very emotional experience for me. If anyone knew
Rich personally, I would love to hear about my hero. God bless all
of you who have served to preserve the freedom of our wonderful
country -- you are all heroes in my book!! ~Wendy J. Fendt