Name: Randy Neal McPhee
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E2
Unit: M/3/3 3 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 03 January 1947
Home City of Record: LONG BEACH CA
Date of Loss: 30 April 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 163706 North  1064404 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: GROUND
Other Personnel in Incident:  Danny Brotz, remains returned '67
Milton Prescott, status unknown
Refno: 0664

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


West of Khe Sanh on Lao Border.


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On April 30, 1967, elements of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment assaulted Hill 881 near Khe Sanh in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. The Marines suffered several casualties during the assault, and at one point were forced to withdraw from the hill without evacuating the bodies of some of the Marines who were killed in action. The hill was then subject to intense air and artillery bombardment.

Private First Class Randy Neal McPhee entered the U.S. Marine Corps from California and served with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. During the assault on Hill 881 near Khe Sanh on April 30, 1967, he was wounded and ultimately killed by enemy fire in the vicinity of (GC) XD 776 438. His unit could not recover his body when they pulled back off the hill, and later searches of the battle area did not locate his remains. He is unaccounted-for. Today, Private First Class McPhee is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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