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Corp Harlan Carl Rilk
Birth: Oct. 15, 1945
Nanticoke
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1967
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam


☆ ♰ Vietnam War - Killed in Action ♰ ☆

Served in the U.S. Marines as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman with the 3rd AMTRAC batallion. He was awarded the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He died from multiple fragmentation wounds as a result of stepping on a land mine while he and his Commanding Officer were trying to get others out of a mine field. His name is listed on panel 26E, line 080 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Carl was the oldest of five children. He was baptized at Zion Reformed Church in Nanticoke. He graduated from Dover High School in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Carl Rilk (1925 - 1979)
 
 Sibling:
  Harlan Carl Rilk (1945 - 1967)
  Carl James Rilk (1955 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Locust Hill Cemetery
Dover
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
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