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Second Lieutenant W. Cole Herndon

Mortar Battery

Battalion Landing Team 2/26

Second Lieutenant W. Cole Herndon, Seattle, Washington, age 23.


Killed by enemy artillery fire while attached to BLT 2/26 as it operated in the vicinity of Camp Carroll just prior to LZ Margo.


2dLt Herndon was remembered along with the other fallen at a memorial service aboard the USS Princeton.

2dLt W. Cole Herndon. Photo courtesy of

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