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USMC Vietnam KIA Photo ID Help

Started by lakenormanusa , Nov 22 2017 06:46 PM

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#1 lakenormanusa

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:46 PM

I have a USMC Camp Pendleton Infantry Training yard long dated 11 February 1966. It's badly creased and not in the greatest condition, but I noticed a few signatures on the back and decided to do some research. I found that one of the signatures belonged to Pvt. Roger Tjernberg who was KIA in the Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam, Feb. 3, 1967. I was able to locate a civilian photo and tried to match it up with one of the Marines in my photo in an attempt to ID Pvt. Tjernberg. I would like to hear other opinions on whether or not this could be him. I'm sure some of you have a better eye for what someone would look like wearing a helmet.

 

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:53 PM

It's absolutely a dead ringer. Nose and mouth 100%. RIP Marine.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 06:57 PM

Agreed, I believe that's him.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 05:08 AM

Thanks bellasilva and Blacksmith for sharing your thoughts.

It's interesting how he just instantly stood out.

 

On his findagrave page it states, "Component: Selevtive Service"

Would that means he was drafted?

 

His marker is inscribed "Purple Heart & GS"

Does GS represent Gold Star or 2nd award for the Purple Heart?


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#6 Bruce Linz

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

Yes “GS” is the abbreviation for Gold Star. A Gold Star was issued in lieu of a second award.

Semper Fi,
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Posted 23 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

.......and the 'Selective Service' note means that he was a draftee. R.I.P. Marine Tjernberg. Semper Fi.........Bobgee




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