DONALD GILBERT COOK was born on August 9, 1934 and joined the Marine Corps while in New York in 1956. From 1958 to 1960, Cook attended the Chinese Mandarin Language Course at Monterey, California and the United States Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Maryland, graduating first in a class of 25.
Subsequently, the next three years he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the 1st Interrogator-Translator Team with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in Hawaii. During this period Cook displayed a remarkable interest in prisoners of war and their conduct while imprisoned and interrogated. He wrote a pamphlet based on the experiences of American POWs in Korea detailing the Communist interrogation techniques and applied those techniques in realistic training scenarios for Marines undergoing SERE training.
While with the 3rd Marine Division he was assigned temporary duty in Vietnam as a special advisor to the Vietnamese Marines, when the Viet Cong captured him on December 31, 1964. Cook died while in captivity on December 8, 1967 and his fellow prisoners buried his body in the jungles of South Vietnam. He was carried on the records of Headquarters Marine Corps as Missing-In-Action until February 26, 1980 when he was officially declared Killed in Action.
Donald G. Cook was posthumously promoted to the rank of Colonel and presented the Medal of Honor for his gallant service to his country. Since his body was not recovered, he is remembered with an "in-memory-of" stone at Arlington National Cemetery.
Donald Gilbert Cook is
honored on Panel 1E, Row 80 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington,
ROGER EARL DALRYMPLE was born on October 28, 1937 in Bakersfield, California. He was serving as a Chief Warrant Officer (0250) with the 9th ITT in support of the 7th Marine Regiment, when on November 17, 1967, CWO DALRYMPLE was Killed in Action by a booby trap device while investigating a Viet Cong tunnel for intelligence value. He died in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Nam Province.
Roger Earl Dalrymple is
honored on Panel 30E, Row 7 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington,
GEORGE PERCY KENDALL, JR was born on February 6, 1930 in Missoula, Montana. He was serving as a Staff Sergeant (0251) and member of the 11th ITT in support to the Military Advisory Command (Vietnam) (MACV) in Hue City when, on February 4, 1968 during the Tet Offensive, he was Killed in Action in an ambush by a vastly superior North Vietnamese Army force. He was posthumously promoted to Gunnery Sergeant and awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroic action.
George Percy Kendall,
Jr. is honored on Panel 37E, Row 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial,
PEDRO JAIME CAUDILLO was born on July 26, 1928 in Laredo, Texas. He was serving as a Warrant Officer (0250) and sub-team commander with the 3rd ITT in support to the 1st Marine Regiment at Khe Sanh Combat Base, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. He was Killed in Action on May 19, 1968, sustaining fatal wounds from an artillery barrage while moving to interrogate a North Vietnamese Army officer Prisoner of War. He was posthumously promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Pedro Jaime Caudillo is
honored on Panel 63E, Row 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington,
WILLARD DALE MARSHALL was born on November 10, 1937 in California. He was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1961. He was serving as Team Commander of the 19th ITT. While on patrol to obtain information of intelligence value, he was ambushed by a vastly superior force of Viet Cong soldiers on June 11, 1968. He was Killed in Action during the ensuing firefight in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. Captain Marshall was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic action.
Willard Dale Marshall
is honored on Panel 58W, Row 27 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington,
JOSEPH KENT WOLFE was born on October 19, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. He was serving as a Sergeant (0251) and member of the 9th ITT in support of the 7th Marine Regiment when he was Killed in Action on September 20, 1968 in South Vietnam, Quang Nam Province. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Joseph Kent Wolfe is honored
on Panel 43W, Row 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC.
MICHAEL CHARLES WUNSCH was born on March 16, 1944 in Feastersville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy, Class of 1966. He served as Team Commander of the 15th ITT. On July 28, 1969, Captain Wunsch was Killed in Action in South Vietnam, Quang Tri Province. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal.
Michael Charles Wunsch is honored on Panel 20W, Row 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC.