Requiem Aeternam

   1st Lt. Norman Edward Lane Jr., Brownsville, TN, Infantry Officer, H&S Co., 3/4 Marines, 3rdMarDiv.
Lost at Fire Support Base C-3, vicinity of Cam Lo Village, 29Mar 1968. Buried in Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery, Brownsville.

   LCpl. Vincent Benor Santaniello, Jamaica, NY, Rifleman, Kilo Co., 3/4 Marines, 3rdMarDiv.
Lost with four other Marines in vicinity of Cam Lo Village District Headquarters, 28Mar 1968. Buried in Long Island National Cemetery.

LCpl. Charles Russell Jerome Menton, Charlotte, NC, Rifleman, Kilo Co., 3/4 Marines, 3rdMarDiv.                               Lost with another Marine near Hill 689, vicinity of Khe Sanh, 16May 1968. Buried in York Memorial Park on his 20th birthday, Charlotte.

In addition to 1st Lt. Lane, twelve other men from Brownsville, Stanton, and Haywood County, TN, gave their lives in Vietnam over 1965-1970. Listed below, they are:

PSgt. William Alford Ferrell, Stanton, TN, Infantryman, Alpha Co., 2/7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). 
Lost with 151 other Soldiers in battle at LZ Albany, 17Nov 1965. Buried in Ft. Benning Post Cemetery.

Pfc. Willie Coleman Jr., Brownsville, TN, Infantryman, Bravo Co., 3/60 Infantry, 9th Infantry Division.
Lost in a drowning accident while crossing a stream in Gia Dinh Province, 22Jan 1967. Buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Brownsville. 

LCpl. Larry Adrian Land, Brownsville, TN, Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crewman, Alpha Co., 1st AMTRAC Bn., 3rdMarDiv.

Lost with three other Marines while trying to cross the Vinh Dien River, vicinity of Dien Ban, 06Mar 1967. Buried in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.

Pvt. Andrew Currie, Brownsville, TN, Mortarman, Foxtrot Co., 2/5 Marines, 1stMarDiv.
Lost with 16 other Marines and Soldiers at Nong Son Outpost, vicinity of An Hoa, 04July 1967. Buried in Memphis National Cemetery on his 22nd birthday.

Pfc. Billy Lee Wright, Stanton, TN, Medical Corpsman, Delta Co., 1/12 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).
Lost with 14 other Soldiers in battle for Quang Tri City, 01Feb 1968. Buried in Stanton Cemetery, Stanton.

SP4 James Edward Young, Brownsville, TN, Infantryman, Bravo Co., 1/5 Infantry, 25th Infantry Division.
Lost in an accident when the main gun of the tank he was standing near discharged, in Binh Long Province, 16Apr 1968. Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Brownsville.  

Cpl. Tyrone Wagner Austin, Brownsville, TN, Machine Gunner, Hotel Co., 2/4 Marines, 3rdMarDiv.
Lost with 86 other Marines and Sailors near Dai Do, vicinity of Dong Ha, 02May 1968. Buried in Rosenwald Cemetery, Brownsville.

Cpl. R.T. Perry, Stanton, TN, Infantryman, Charlie Co., 6/31 Infantry, 9th Infantry Division.
Lost in a drowning accident while in a Night Defensive Position in Dinh Tuong Province, 08Oct 1968. Buried in Dancyville CME Church Cemetery, Dancyville, TN.

LCpl. William Lewis Haak, Brownsville, TN, Rifleman, CACO 2-2, 2nd CAG, III MAF.
Lost in an "Undetermined" "Other Accident" in Quang Nam Province, 25July 1969. Buried in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.

Sgt. Albert N. Wright Jr., Stanton, TN, Rifleman, CACO 1-3, 1st CAG, III MAF.

Lost with five other Marines at Night Defensive Position, vicinity Binh Son, 19Oct 1969. Buried in St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Stanton.

Pfc. Danny Wayne Overton, Brownsville, TN, Machine Gunner, India Co., 3/1 Marines 1stMarDiv.
Lost with another Marine at Night Defensive Position, near La Chau, vicinity Tuy Loan Bridge, 4Jan 1970. Buried in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.

SP4 Richard Keith Johnston, Brownsville, TN, UH-1 Helicopter Repairer, 119th AHC Co., 52nd Aviation BN, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
Lost with five other soldiers in the accidental crash of their helicopter over land, near the mouth of the Bong Son River, Binh Dinh Province, 17Aug 1970. Buried in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.  


              At half mast for the matadors
             Who turned their backs
             To please the crowd
             And all fell before the bull.

             Black and white were the figures that recorded him
             Black and white was the newsprint he was mentioned in
             Black and white was the question that so bothered him
             He never asked, he was taught not to ask
             But was on his lips as they buried him.

             Rex tremendae majestatis
             Requiem aeternam
             Requiem aeternam
               

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Excerpted from Requiem for the Masses, by The Association