In Memory

Christopher L. Raimey

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06/02/14 05:42 PM #1    

Roger K. Kipp

I met Chris my senior year when I went out for football. His locker was right next to mine at the practice field. He was always willing to lend a hand. Thank you for your service and sactifice for our country. RIP

09/25/14 12:24 PM #2    

Mark Morehouse

Chris was a gentle giant. While many in our class served in the military, Chris gave his life in service to the country. When a touring Vietnam wall is somewhere near me, I make a point to go and pay honor to him and Keith Coon, THS 67, who also gave his life. Their names are also on a wall in Gage Park.

04/03/19 11:21 AM #3    

Victoria Vernon (Durand)

04/03/19 11:22 AM #4    

Victoria Vernon (Durand)

PFC Raimey #2680006

MOS: 0331 M60 Machine Gunner.

Christopher was born in Topeka and lived there all of his life, until he enlisted in the Marines.

Upon arriving in Vietnam 8 January 1971, he was assigned to the 3rd Platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Bravo Company was on a patrol near Lam Phung (1) nd 11 kilometers northwest of the An Hoa Airfield, when the Marines were engaged by hostile forces. Christopher was wounded by multiple fragmentation wounds to the body from a hostile explosive device. He was med-evac to the 1st Medical Battalion in Danang for medical treatment. Christopher died of his wounds 10 February that he sustained 8 February.

Survived by his mother, Odie M Tatum of 806 Morse Str W, Topeka and his father; Clarence M Raimey of 1035 Monroe St, Topeka, Kansas.

Christopher La G Raimey

BIRTH    20 Jul 1951

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, USA

DEATH  10 Feb 1971 (aged 19)

Hải Phòng Municipality, Vietnam

BURIAL Unknown

Birth Date 1951-07-20

Sex Male

Race African American

Married/Single Single

Religion Roman Catholic

Citizen Yes


Service Marine Corps

Rank PFC

Serial Number 511544564

Component Regular

Grade E2

MOS 0331

Length of Service 00

Start of Tour 1971-01-08


Casualty Date 1971-02-10

Casualty Type Hostile, Died Wounds

Reason Multiple Fragmentation Wounds

Air or Ground Ground Casualty

Country South Vietnam

Province Quang Nam

Posthumous Promotion No change

Body Recovered Body recovered

Location on The Wall Panel 05W - Row 093

RefNo 12900

Processed Date 7102

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