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The 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, lost five men on 08 June 1970: H&S Company: HM2 Albert C. Bachman, Turtlepoint, PA Sgt Albert A. St Lawrence, Mansfield, MA Cpl George L. Tucker, Wheeling, WV LCpl Willie L. Steele, Louisville, MS K Company: Pfc Bruce W. Blakely, Knoxville, TN The four men from H&S were killed when their jeep struck a 60-pound box mine; three others were wounded. Pfc Blakely's death resulted from an accident of war. As his 1st Platoon squad moved toward its night ambush site it was detected by a 3rd Platoon squad which had already established an ambush - and which opened fire on Blakely's squad. Blakely was killed and one other 1st Platoon Marine was wounded in the incident.