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Paul Quammen Etter

 

 

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paul_etter_-_A2Private First Class Paul Quammen Etter was born on January 12, 1946 to Mr. and Mrs. Lester F. Etter of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Paul is a graduate of University High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he lettered in football, swimming and track. He attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he studied art for two years prior to entering the Marine Corps on April 16, 1968.

Private First Class Etter went through Marine Corps Boot Camp in San Diego, California. Paul began his tour of duty in Danang, Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam on October 2, 1968 serving as an Antitank Assaultman with C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Forces. Paul was in combat continuously until he was hospitalized for a foot infection. He returned to duty on December 4, 1968. Paul was killed by small arms fire four days after returning to his unit on December 8, 1968 just two months and six days into his tour of duty "In-Country".

Paul Quammen Etter is survived by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. He lived 22 years, 10 months and 26 days. He is resting in Bethlehem Cemetery located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Paul's name is listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Ypsilanti Township under Ann Arbor. His name also appears on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC on Panel 37W Line 063.

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Tom Smith
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nephew
2785, Parkridge Rd., Ann Arbor, MI., 48103, USA
I'm thinking, about our veterans, this memorial day, Paul, in particular, his ultimate sacrifice won't, be forgotten.
May 25, 2009

Donnie Dean
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Together, in Boot Camp, ITR. & BIT..
I just returned from my first 1/7 reunion in Albuquerque, NM. All 521 names of those 1/7 Marines killed in Vietnam were read aloud. We haven't forgotten you Paul. Semper Fi!
Jun 1, 2008

T.L. Bell
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Fellow Marine
Paul and I were in the same unit in Vietnam. He was a friend to all of us that knew him. I want Paul's family and friends to know he was a good man. Thanks Paul - I will always remember you.
Monday, May 29, 2000

Mark Mayerstein
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Friend
Paul and I grew up together. His big sister Ann and my big sister Andrea were and still are close friends. Paul was 2 years older than me and he took care of me like a little brother. I wish I could tell him that his sacrifice was not in vain. He is and always will be my personal hero. I love you Paul.
Thursday, February 19, 2004

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