NIEDECKEN, RAYMOND ALVIS  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
NIEDECKEN, RAYMOND ALVIS


Rank / Branch:
PFC E-2, MARINE CORP


Unit:
FIRST MARINE DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1947-08-12


Date of Loss:
1967-12-28


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG NAM


Status:
HOSTILE, SMALL ARMS


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

RAYMOND ALVIS NIEDECKEN, PRIVATE FIRST CLASS, USMC, MIDLAND, MIDLAND COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

BIOGRAPHY

Raymond Niedecken was born in Midland, Texas the son of Ruth Maxine and Alvis Overton Niedecken. He was the oldest of 14 siblings. He attended Midland schools and last attended Midland High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in spring of 1967. He completed his boot camp at the Marine Corp Recruit Training Depot at San Diego, California and his ITR at Camp Pendleton, California.

USMC Stateside-1967


He started his tour in Vietnam on November 17, 1967 and was assigned to M Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, First Marine Division. He was killed three days after Christmas of 1967 when his company was engaging V.C. forces in a battalion operation on Go Noi, Island in the Quang Nam province. This operation was known as "Operation Auburn." He was shot to death by small arms fire in the engagment. He had been in Vietnam five weeks.

Raymond was buried with full military honors in the Fairview Cemetery in Midland.  He was survived by his parents, his brothers; Carroll, Carl, Edwin, Norman, Clfford, Ronald, Kelly and Jeff; his sisters, Charolette, Linda, Nona, Royce and Teresa, all of the home.

His parents are now deceased. His mother died in March 2006. Carrol Niedecken, Carl and Edwin are now deceased as well as Charolette. His surviving siblings are Norman and Wife Bonnie; Clifford and wife Sandra, Ronald and wife Joelle, Kelly and wife Sheila, and Jeff and wife Jenell, all of Midland. He is also survived by his sisters; Linda and husband Ron Stanley, Nona and husband Carl Hollums, Royce Brown, and Teresa and husband Jerry Davis-Taylor all of Midland, Texas.

 

Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Texas 

VIRTUAL WALL

 

 


 
       
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