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PFC Earnest Lynn Witt
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1950
Russell County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 28, 1968
Quang Tri, Vietnam

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Earnest was born in St. Paul, Russell County, Virginia and moved with his mother to Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee in 1964. He attended school here and was a member of the Happy Valley Church of Christ.

Earnest enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August 1967 and was assigned to Company C, 3rd Motor Transport Battalion, 3rd Marine Division with a specialty rating of 3531 / Motor Vehicle Operator. His Tour of Duty in Vietnam began on 10 April 1968 and the 3rd Marine Division was assigned to the III Marine Amphibious Force. Earnest was killed in a vehicle accident the following month on 28 May 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 18 years old. Earnest received the National Defense, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign Medals.

Earnest's memorial service was conducted at the Happy Valley Church of Christ in Johnson City with members of the 31st Marine Rifle Company providing Pall Bearers and Full Military Honors. He traveled the next day up to Russell County, Virginia where he rests today.

Earnest was the son of Walter Witt and Margaret Phillips. His brother Donald also served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and received the Purple Heart.
 
 
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 Parents:
  C. Walter Witt (1908 - 1978)
  Margaret Phillips Witt (1924 - 2001)
 
 Sibling:
  Donald G. Witt (1943 - 2013)*
  Earnest Lynn Witt (1950 - 1968)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
TN PFC CO. C 3MT BN.
3rd Marine Division Vietnam
 
Burial:
Phillips Cemetery
Dickenson County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Row 2
 
Maintained by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Originally Created by: DMLeForce
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68181509
PFC Earnest Lynn Witt
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
 
PFC Earnest Lynn Witt
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2013

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 Added: Apr. 10, 2011
 
 
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