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45 YEARS  AGO THIS MONTH
JULY 1968
KILLED IN ACTION

JUNE 1968 - KIA
MAY 1968 - KIA
APRIL 1968 - KIA
MARCH 1968 - KIA

FEBRUARY 1968 - KIA
JANUARY 1968 - KIA

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Richard "Dick" A. Peloquin 1st Sgt/Ret.
Past President
 KHE SANH VETERANS Inc.

Richard “Dick” A. Peloquin, 82, of Worcester, died on Tuesday, June 4, in the Jewish Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Peloquin is survived by his loving wife, Hulda E. (Nordstrom) Peloquin; two sons, Richard A. Peloquin and his wife Debra of Petersham and Mark S. Peloquin of Worcester; a daughter, Robin L. Salvidio and her husband Gary of Worcester; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 1 half brother and 2 half sisters. Richard was born in Worcester, son of the late Roy Peloquin and Flora (Vigeant) Corrigan.

He is a graduate of Shrewsbury High School and then served our country for 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. 1st Sgt. Peloquin is a decorated combat veteran of Korea and Vietnam and holds the Navy & Marine Corps Medal awarded for heroism in a non combat situation at extreme risk of one’s own life.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, Mr. Peloquin was the co-owner and operator for many years of C & P TV in Marlborough. He enjoyed his family, fishing, the Red Sox, golfing and was a member of the The Khe Sanh Veterans Association where he proudly served as president, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Raymond Stone American Legion Post in Shrewsbury.

The calling hours will be held on Friday, 7 June 2013 from 4 PM to 7 PM in the Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Peloquin may be made to Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609.

The Peloquin family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at JHC for providing a most comfortable, loving and caring time during Dick Peloquin’s stay.

To share a memory of Richard, offer a message of condolence, or for directions, please visit http://www.royfuneral.com/index.php/obituaries.html
Alfred Roy & Sons Funeral Home
12 Hammond St.
Worcester, MA USA 01610
508-799-2992
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We Sadly Report The Passing Of Col. David E. Lownds
Commanding Officer of 26th Marine Regiment
Khe Sanh Vietnam


Col. David E. Lownds
October 4, 1920   August 31, 2011

Col. David E. Lownds
Naples, FL

David E. Lownds, of Naples, FL, born October 4, 1920, passed away peace fully on August 31, 2011. As all good Marines do, the "Lion of Khe Sanh", Colonel David E. Lownds, USMC (Ret) reported for duty on "heaven's scene." A veteran of three wars, Dave Lownds was wounded on Saipan and again on Iwo Jima; braved the enemy and elements in Korea; operated behind enemy lines in the Dominican Republic Expedition; and commanded the Twenty-Sixth Marine Regiment at the Battle of Khe Sanh during the infamous Tet Offensive of 1968 in Vietnam. For his actions at Khe Sanh, he was awarded the Navy Cross, our nation's second highest award for valor.

Married to his wife, Jean, for 69 years, he is survived by her; seven children; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 or online at Avow Hospice

View Obituary at Naples News

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Tribute to Col. Lownds
by Col. Ken Pipes
Bravo 1/26

Colonel David Lownds, late of the 26th.
     THE LION OF KHE SANH

When the last wave touches down
and we move to high ground
above a shore no mortal has seen.

Till the last trumpet sounds
and the guns quiet down,
hold fast our Colonel of Marines.

We all will move fast,
arriving at last
to link up with that
Lion of a Man.

We will salute once more
and in unison roar
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE

 
Ken Pipes