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This man has given of himself everything he could so that his brother marines and the people back home could live a more peaceful life. This gift of his life show the greatness of this HERO. HERO'S don't wear cape's or mask's no! They wear MARINE GREEN. As each day passes by, we must take time to remember what this HERO gave up! So that we could live in a FREE Society. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! You are not forgotten!
Mar 7, 2014

Mick  Regan
usmc vietnam vet lima 3/26 68-69
Mar 7, 2009

It was 40 years ago today that we lost you. You fought with honor for our country and our freedom as a proud member of the United States Marines. Rest peacefully son, you will never be forgotten.
Mar 7, 2008

D. Owings
Fellow Marine
Citation: The President of the United States takes pride, in presenting the Silver Star Medal, (Posthumously) to Abraham R. Derryberry, III, (2259201) Lance Corporal, U.S., Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action, while serving as a Rifleman, with Company A, First, Battalion, Third, Marines, THIRD, Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic, of Vietnam. Late on the afternoon of 5, March 1968, during Operation, Napoleon/Saline, the lead platoon of Company A, was participating in a company-size search and clear mission, near the village of Dai Do, in Quang Tri Province, when the unit came under heavy, enemy, small arms and automatic, weapons fire, wounding several Marines and pinning down, the remainder of the platoon. Rapidly assessing the situation, Lance Corporal, Derryberry provided covering fire, which enabled a corpsman, to move across the fire-swept area to reach, the injured men and administer first aid. Then, ignoring the heavy volume of hostile fire, he led a fire team across the hazardous area, to carry a re-supply of ammunition to the platoon, advancing under intense fire to the most, forward position. Repeatedly exposing himself to hostile fire, he carried the casualties to safety, refusing to leave the battle area, until he ensured that all the wounded had been moved, to covered positions. Subsequently, when his company was engaged in another search and clear mission, on 7, March, near the village of Phu Ta, the Marines suddenly came under heavy, small arms and automatic weapons fire, from an estimated two, North Vietnamese, Army companies. During the assault against the village, Lance Corporal, Derryberry, was mortally wounded. By his courage, inspiring leadership and selfless devotion, to duty, Lance Corporal, Derryberry upheld, the highest traditions, of the Marine Corps and of the United States, Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. Home Town: Shreveport, Louisiana
Mar 7, 2008

James  Derryberry III
Not Sure
Frisco, TX.
I found the Vietman, Wall Memorial, page, by accident. I searched for anyone with my last name, of Derryberry and his name showed up. What is amazing is I was born, in Shreveport, LA., in 1970, but have never heard, of him. We could easily be related, but not sure how. My Father was James C Derryberry Jr., who had a brother, John and a sister, Susan. Their Father was James C. Sr., who had a brother, Audie and a sister, Dorothy. Their Father was, Elbert Audie Derryberry. If anyone can see a relation here, contact me, at I'm honored to share the name, of a fellow military man who made the ultimate sacrifice, for our country and for freedom, abroad. Your name, will forever be in my prayers, every, Memorial Day.
Dec 11, 2007

manny  g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 7, 2007

Dale Konieczka
Comrade, in Arms
I'am still seeking information, on Richard's, burial site. If anyone knows, the location of his gravesite, please contact me. I would like to visit, my friend's grave. Richard was awarded, the Silver Star for heroism, under fire.
Aug 19, 2006

Ray Harton
Fellow Marine
Honoring you, today, Marine. I did not know you, but will not, forget your Sacrifice and Service, to our Country and our Corps. Rest in Peace, Marine. Cpl., Harton, USMC., Ret., Vietnam, 1967, 5th, Marines.
Saturday, July 22, 2000

Dale Konieczka
fellow Marine, knew Derryberry
Mukwonago, WI., 53149, USA
Fellow Marine, fallen, but not forgotten
I served with Derryberry, in Vietnam. He was a good kid, always a big smile.
Tuesday, October 23, 2001

James Campbell
838 Acklen Street
Shreveport, LA 71104 USA
Richard and I knew each other from the first grade. He was always the class clown and kept us laughing every day. I am proud that he and I were friends.
Saturday, April 20, 2002

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