3/8/68 Fallen Brothers RVN
IP: 24.59.220.28

3/8/68 BUL2 John W. Borders, Jr., Saugus, CA - Camp Barnes, Dong Ha NMCB 5
3/8/68 CEW2 John P. Hartlage' III, Savoy, MA - Camp Barnes, Dong Ha NMCB 5
3/8/68 CN Eldon E. Nevins, Osborne, KS - Camp Barnes Dong Ha NMCB 5

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3/8/68 BUL2 John W. Borders, Jr., Saugus, CA - Camp Barnes, Dong Ha NMCB 5

John William Borders Jr

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Saugus, CA
Date of birth: 07/28/1939

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Builder 2nd Class
ID No: 9656782
MOS: BUL: Builder (Light)
Length Service: 04
Unit: NMCB-5, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 03/08/1968
Casualty Date: 03/08/1968
Age at Loss: 28
Location: Dong Ha, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

www.VirtualWall.org/db/BordersJW01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 43E Line 051

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/4800/JOHN-W-BORDERS-JR/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/John-Borders08Mar68NMCB-5/16696068_Gc2Fvn#!i=1259200239&k=hHhWssR

John is buried at:
Valhalla Memorial Park
10621 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA. 91606
Plot: Section 55 of the Veteran's section.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=borders&GSiman=1&GScid=8420&GRid=6985166&

DCR Report:
Camp Barnes received 10 rounds of enemy rocket and artillery fire, The action resulted in 3 KIA’s. CN E.E. Nevins, CEW2 J.P. Hartlage II, and BUL2 J.W. Borders; and 8 WIA’s, SWFCN J.L. Ward, SWF2 G.R. Adams, BUL3 R.A. Terry, BULCN M.C. Radford, CEP2 D.L. Spahn, CEP3 W.D. White, BUL2 E.J. Sykora Jr., and CEW3 K.E. Mullis. One berthing hut was completely destroyed.

GROUND CASUALTY
Beginning at 8:30 AM on March 8, 1968, Dong Ha Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN, was hit by approximately 80 rounds of rocket fire emanating from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Vietnam. Task Force Slawson, a support group from the U.S Army’s 1st Logistical Command based at Dong Ha to provide logistical and maintenance support to 108th Artillery Group and other Army elements in the vicinity, suffered the loss of ten personnel in the barrage. Sixteen others were wounded in the attack. The lost Army personnel included PFC Elvin L. Allen, SP4 Clement B. Gruber, PFC Eduardo Jimenez, PFC William T. Puffenbarger, SP4 Larry R. Redmon, PFC David M. Reynolds, SP5 Marvin N. Richardson, SP4 John E. Severson, SGT James P. Singleton, and SP5 Harold E. Walker Jr. Also killed in the bombardment of Dong Ha were three U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) at Camp Barnes. The Seabee camp at Dong Ha was there to furnish surveillance of enemy troop movements across the DMZ. The lost Seabees included BUL2 John W. Borders Jr., CEW2 John P. Hartledge III, and CN Eldon E. Nevins. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, gia-vuc.com, and Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command, Period Ending April 30, 1968]


Obituary:
John William Borders, Jr., Builder Second Class, United States Navy Seabees. Borders, a Sherman Oaks resident, was killed when a mortar round struck the hut in which he was sleeping.He was stationed at Camp Barnes, Dong Ha, with Mobile Construction Battalion Five, B Company, Navy Seabees. He was 28.

Borders, a graduate of Van Nuys High School, had served in the Navy from 1956 to 1959. But,feeling it was his duty to help in Vietnam, he reenlisted in November 1966.

He spent four months of 1967 in Vietnam, came home, and then returned for additional Vietnam duty just after Thanksgiving.

A Valley resident for eight years. Borders was graduated from Los Angeles Trade Technical College in 1963. As an apprentice painter, he worked his way to journeyman and passed his examination in the top five to become a California painting contractor. He was engaged in that business until his reenlistment.

He is survived by his wife Frances, a daughter Luci 3; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Borders, Sr. of Van Nuys; three brothers, Robert of San Jose, James of Toledo, Ohio and Steven of Van Nuys; a sister, Sherry Wilde of Toledo, and his mother-in-law, Helen Renshaw of Sherman Oaks.

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3/8/68 CEW2 John P. Hartlage III, Savoy, MA - Camp Barnes, Dong Ha NMCB 5

John Peter Hartlage III

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Savoy, MA
Date of birth: 08/19/1947

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Construction Electrician 2nd Class
ID No: B123846
MOS: CEW: Construction Electrician (Wiring)
Length Service: 01
Unit: NMCB-5, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 08/15/1966
Incident Date: 03/08/1968
Casualty Date: 03/08/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Dong Ha, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

www.VirtualWall.org/dh/HartlageJP01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 43E Line 054

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/21753/JOHN-P-HARTLAGE-III/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/John-Hartlage08Mar68NMCB-5/16803330_McSV9z#!i=1267884176&k=Ns3QdJ9

John is buried at:
Bellevue Cemetery
149 Bellevue Ave.
Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. 01220
Plot: Section O Lot 54 Grave 1
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=hartlage&GSiman=1&GScid=90781&GRid=132099518&

DCR Report:
Camp Barnes received 10 rounds of enemy rocket and artillery fire, The action resulted in 3 KIA’s. CN E.E. Nevins, CEW2 J.P. Hartlage II, and BUL2 J.W. Borders; and 8 WIA’s, SWFCN J.L. Ward, SWF2 G.R. Adams, BUL3 R.A. Terry, BULCN M.C. Radford, CEP2 D.L. Spahn, CEP3 W.D. White, BUL2 E.J. Sykora Jr., and CEW3 K.E. Mullis. One berthing hut was completely destroyed.

GROUND CASUALTY
Beginning at 8:30 AM on March 8, 1968, Dong Ha Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN, was hit by approximately 80 rounds of rocket fire emanating from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Vietnam. Task Force Slawson, a support group from the U.S Army’s 1st Logistical Command based at Dong Ha to provide logistical and maintenance support to 108th Artillery Group and other Army elements in the vicinity, suffered the loss of ten personnel in the barrage. Sixteen others were wounded in the attack. The lost Army personnel included PFC Elvin L. Allen, SP4 Clement B. Gruber, PFC Eduardo Jimenez, PFC William T. Puffenbarger, SP4 Larry R. Redmon, PFC David M. Reynolds, SP5 Marvin N. Richardson, SP4 John E. Severson, SGT James P. Singleton, and SP5 Harold E. Walker Jr. Also killed in the bombardment of Dong Ha were three U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) at Camp Barnes. The Seabee camp at Dong Ha was there to furnish surveillance of enemy troop movements across the DMZ. The lost Seabees included BUL2 John W. Borders Jr., CEW2 John P. Hartledge III, and CN Eldon E. Nevins. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, gia-vuc.com, and Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command, Period Ending April 30, 1968]

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3/8/68 CN Eldon E. Nevins, Osborne, KS - Camp Barnes Dong Ha NMCB 5

Eldon Eugene Nevins

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Osborne, KS
Date of birth: 08/22/1947

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Constructionman
ID No: 7970973
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 02
Unit: NMCB-5, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 01/15/1968
Incident Date: 03/08/1968
Casualty Date: 03/08/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Dong Ha, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Artillery, rocket, or mortar

www.VirtualWall.org/dn/NevinsEE01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 43E Line 057

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/37731/ELDON-E-NEVINS/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/EldonNevins08Mar68NMCB-5/16114929_Dn7Sbc#!i=1209855088&k=edu6j

Eldon is buried at:
Mt Olive Cemetery,
Bogue, Graham County, KS. 67625
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Nevins&GSiman=1&GScid=93139&GRid=115391975&

DCR Report:
.... Camp Barnes received 10 rounds of enemy rocket and artillery fire, The action resulted in 3 KIA’s. CN E.E. Nevins, CEW2 J.P. Hartlage II, and BUL2 J.W. Borders; and 8 WIA’s, SWFCN J.L. Ward, SWF2 G.R. Adams, BUL3 R.A. Terry, BULCN M.C. Radford, CEP2 D.L. Spahn, CEP3 W.D. White, BUL2 E.J. Sykora Jr., and CEW3 K.E. Mullis. One berthing hut was completely destroyed.

GROUND CASUALTY
Beginning at 8:30 AM on March 8, 1968, Dong Ha Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, RVN, was hit by approximately 80 rounds of rocket fire emanating from the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Vietnam. Task Force Slawson, a support group from the U.S Army’s 1st Logistical Command based at Dong Ha to provide logistical and maintenance support to 108th Artillery Group and other Army elements in the vicinity, suffered the loss of ten personnel in the barrage. Sixteen others were wounded in the attack. The lost Army personnel included PFC Elvin L. Allen, SP4 Clement B. Gruber, PFC Eduardo Jimenez, PFC William T. Puffenbarger, SP4 Larry R. Redmon, PFC David M. Reynolds, SP5 Marvin N. Richardson, SP4 John E. Severson, SGT James P. Singleton, and SP5 Harold E. Walker Jr. Also killed in the bombardment of Dong Ha were three U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) at Camp Barnes. The Seabee camp at Dong Ha was there to furnish surveillance of enemy troop movements across the DMZ. The lost Seabees included BUL2 John W. Borders Jr., CEW2 John P. Hartledge III, and CN Eldon E. Nevins. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, gia-vuc.com, and Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command, Period Ending April 30, 1968]


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