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
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: BOAT
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
Refno: 1088

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

REMARKS:

CACCF/GROUND CASUALTY SOUTH VIETNAM/QUANG NAM

No further information available at this time.

USG DOCUMENTS - added 02/2012. Source DE

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SSGT EDWARD L KRAUSMAN

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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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