Episode 2818 – Medal of Honor tribute to Navy HM3 Wayne Maurice Caron   

Medal of Honor recipient Navy HM3 Wayne Maurice Caron, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Medal of Honor recipient Navy HM3 Wayne Maurice Caron

Congressional Medal of Honor, Vietnam Veteran News, Mack Payne

Congressional Medal of Honor

Episode 2818 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature Navy HM3 Wayne Maurice Caron and his Congressional Medal of Honor award. Information featured in this episode appeared in Wikipedia and the American Legion.

Wayne Maurice Caron, 22, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aime Caron of 48 East Main Street, Middleboro, MA. He was the husband of Teresa Caron and father of Scott Wayne Caron. He was born November 2, 1946 and graduated from Middleboro High School with the Class of 1966. He enlisted in the Navy on July 12, 1966 and was killed on July 28, 1968.

He joined the U.S. Navy on July 12, 1966, at Boston. He completed recruit training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and then Navy Hospital Corps School, at Great Lakes, Illinois. He also completed the Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton, California. On January 16, 1968, he was promoted to hospital corpsman third class.

On July 3, 1968, he was sent to and arrived in Vietnam. He was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. On July 28, he was killed in action during an intense firefight while serving as a platoon corpsman with K Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in Quảng Nam Province, South Vietnam. Before he was killed, he was wounded three separate times in the firefight by enemy fire while he moved to render aid to fallen Marines. The 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines lost 18 Marines besides Caron that day.

A United States Navy destroyer the USS Caron (DD970) was named after Wayne Maurice Caron. On September 17,1997 grade five students from the Rogers Middle School in Rockland planted a black locust as a living memorial to honor HM3 Caron in the Shea Field Memorial Grove at the former US Naval Air station in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Listen to episode 2818 and discover more about Navy HM3 Wayne Maurice Caron and his Congressional Medal of Honor award.

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