KRAUSMAN, EDWARD L.
Name: Edward L. Krausman
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E2
Unit: F/2/7 1 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 31 October 1944
Home City of Record: BURBANK CA
Date of Loss: 16 March 1968
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 152500 North 1081100 East
Status (in 1973): Missing In Action
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020
CACCF/GROUND CASUALTY SOUTH VIETNAM/QUANG NAM
No further information available at this time.
- added 02/2012. Source DE
On March 16, 1968, three American Marines departed on a fishing
trip from a riverbank near the Da Dong Bridge, in Quang Nam
Province, South Vietnam. Members of the bridge security platoon
reported they observed the three men inside the boat just
southwest of the bridge. This was the last time anyone saw the
three men, and when they did not return from the trip they were
reported missing. Immediate searches for the missing Marines
were unsuccessful. On March 21, the floating body of one of the
missing men was found just west of the bridge, but the other two
men were never found.
Private First Class Edward L. Krausman entered the U.S. Marine
Corps from California and was a member of Company F, 2nd
Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was not located
following the fishing trip and after the incident, the Marine
Corps posthumously promoted PFC Krausman to the rank of Staff
Sergeant (SSgt). Today, Staff Sergeant Krausman is memorialized
on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery
of the Pacific.
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