Saturday, September 1, 2012

Richard Guinn, Viet Nam

Birth: Oct. 30, 1934
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1982
Missouri, USA

Captain Richard Guinn was the Commanding Officer of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF Republic of South Vietnam in 1967. He was a great leader of his men, he never hid from the incoming mortar, rockets or artillery and encouraged his men to immediately start shooting back even if the enemy was out of range. He would expose himself in the open while he checked on the condition of his men and guns. He attained the rank of Major after Gio Linh. He died from Agent Orange exposure while serving in Quang Tri Providence, Vietnam DMZ Leatherneck Square Area.
Richard joined the Marine Corps on 16 November 1953, and was Honorable Discharged on 1 July 1977. 
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section R Site 96