PFC Oscar Palmer Austin

Private First Class
E CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
15 January 1948 - 23 February 1969
Phoenix, AZ



His tour of duty began on October 15, 1968
Casualty was on February 23, 1969
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Panel 32W - - Line 88

Oscar's Sacrifice by Sgt. Chet Decker


Oscar P. Austin MOH Citation

USS Austin Commissioning

USS Austin DDG79 Offical Navy Website
 



A young Austin in Texas



PFC Austin on patrol South Viet Nam


PFC Austin in his bunk aboard unknown ship



USS Austin (DDG79) - Commissioned August 19, 2000.
Named for PFC Oscar Palmer Austin