VAUGHN, GENE  

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Casualty Record

 

Name:
VAUGHN, GENE


Rank / Branch:
LCPL E-3, USMC


Unit:
3RD MARINE DIVISION


Date of Birth:
1946-06-10


Date of Loss:
1967-05-02


Country of Loss:
SOUTH VIETNAM


Loss Coordinates:
QUANG TIN


Status:
HOSTILE, ROCKET/MORT


Category:
BODY RETURNED


Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:
GROUND


Awards & Decorations:
SEE BIO


Other:
SINGLE

 

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Veteran Hagiography

GENE VAUGHN, LANCE CORPORAL, USMC, BIG SPRING, HOWARD COUNTY, TEXAS

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

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

BIOGRAPHY

Gene was born in Big Spring, the son of  Margaret Camps and Claude C. Vaughn, Jr.   He attended Big Spring schools.  He was raised by his mother and worked after school at the Ritz Theatre in Big Spring. He was a 1964 graduate of Big Spring High School. After high school he attended classes at Howard College and worked for Cable Vision of Big Spring. He concentrated on working and therefore became eligible for the draft. He was drafted into the United States Marine Corp in the the summer of 1966.

Big Spring High School-1964

Gene and Fionace-1966

He completed boot camp at the Marine Corp Recruit Training Depot at San Diego, California. He completed his ITR at Camp Pendleton, California and received additional training as a field radio operator.

He departed for Vietnam and was assigned as a radio operator for Headquarters and Services Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. He was killed in a rocket/mortar attack on May 2, 1967.



Courtesy of Wright Family-Crane, Tx who lost their son the same day


He was buried with full military honors in Trinity Memorial Cemetery in Big Spring, Texas.

Trinity Memorial Garden's Cemetery, Big Spring, Texas



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