JOSEPH L. HESSON III
Home Of Record:
Killed In Action
Branch Of Service:
Country Of Incident:
Date of Casualty:
August 10, 1969
Date of Birth:
February 22, 1949
JOSEPH LEONARD HESSON III
PFC - E2 - Marine Corps - Regular
Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Dec 19, 1968
Casualty was on Aug 10, 1969
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Panel 20W - Line 123
Joseph Leonard Hesson III was
born on February 22, 1949, to Joseph and Dolores Hesson. His home of record
is Pennsauken, NJ. He had one sister, Dolores. Joseph graduated from Camden
County Vocational School in June 1967. He enjoyed electronics, swimming and
Hesson attended Camden County College for a year before entering the US
Marine Corps in 1968, where he attained the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
Hesson was killed in action on August 10, 1969, in South Vietnam.
Information from Dolores Hesson (mother) and NJVVMF
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Marine Viet Nam Veteran
2 Area Marines Are Killed in Viet Combat
A 19-year-old Doylestown (PA) Marine and a 20-year-old Pennsauken, NJ,
Marine were among U. S. servicemen killed earlier this week in Vietnam
combat, it was announced Friday by the Defense Department. Killed were Pfc.
Donald L. Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Elliott, Rengency Woods
Apartments, Doylestown, and Pfc. Joseph L. Hesson 3d, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph L. Hesson Jr., 2233 39th st. Pennsauken. HIT BY FRAGMENTS Both
Marines died Sunday after they were struck by grenade and mortar fragments
during fighting in the Quang Tri province near Vandergrift combat base, a
spokesman for the Defense Department said. Pfc. Elliott had been in Vietnam
two months. Pfc. Hesson had been there since December 1968. Parents of both
Marines said Friday their sons "believed" in what they were doing there.
PLANS FOR STUDY Pfc. Elliott, a motorcycle enthusiast, had planned to study
mechanical engineering in college after his discharge. Pfc. Hesson had
studied electronics at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ, before he
enlisted in June 1968. He had been hospitalized twice in Vietnam with
malaria, his parents said. Pfc. Elliott joined the Marine Corps last
September and celebrated his 19th birthday three days before he was killed.
In addition to his parents, Elliott leaves a sister, Catherine, 21. Hesson
also is survived by a sister, Delores, 18, besides his parents.
Sunday, December 15, 2002
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