Lcpl Prom Research Paper

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The 2017 Veteran of the Year honoree is United States Marines Corps Lance Corporal William R. Prom, who made the ultimate sacrifice on February 9, 1969. Enlisting in the Marines in December of 1967, LCpl Prom was assigned to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division when he arrived to Republic of Vietnam in the summer of 1968.
During participation in Operation Taylor Common near Quang Nam Province, Company I came under heavy fire by North Vietnamese Army forces. With disregard for his own safety, LCpl Prom repeatedly advanced his position to provide covering fire for his fellow wounded Marines. When no longer able to fire his weapon, LCpl Prom directed fire to the enemy position until he was mortally wounded.
As a result
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