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Wesley L. Fox Collection

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Wesley L. Fox Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Wesley L. Fox
State of Birth:
VA
Home State:
VA
Note
MV01 is housed in the collection of Duane E. Dewey AFC 2001/001/89663 as MV03.
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1950-1993
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division; Company G, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division; MAG-11 (Marine Aircraft Group)
Location of Service
Parris Island, South Carolina; Korea; Bethesda, Maryland; San Diego, California; Quantico, Virginal
Highest Rank
Sergeant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a drill instructor from 1955 to 1957 and recruiter from 1957 to 1960. He served at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company; Marine Air Detachment; Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE); and Basic School, Quantico.

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
Company A, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division
Location of Service
Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Dewey Canyon
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran earned the Medal of Honor for his service in Quang Tri Province on 02/22/1969.

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Type of Resource:
Video: Betacam SP [0 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording
Interviewer:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Thomas Wilkerson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOH)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89687
Subjects:
Fox, Wesley L.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
Wesley L. Fox Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89687), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2017-11-28
 

 

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