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Corp Richard Clark Abbate
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Birth: May 28, 1947
Elmwood
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 18, 1968
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

In May 1968 the Marines staged a major offensive on Go Noi Island, which was formed by the confluence of several rivers and which had been a VC/NVA bastion for years. While the enemy's infrastructure in the area was destroyed, 52 Marines were killed in the action. Corporal Richard Abbate was one of six Marines from Mike Company, 3/27th Marines, lost on 18 May 1968:

2nd Lt Thomas Joseph Weiss
Cpl Richard Clark Abbate
LCpl Donald Byron Jones
Pfc David Melvin Blanchard
Pfc Thomas Lee Hubbard
Pfc Eugene Kenneth Lupe 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell Frank Abbate (1921 - 1979)
 
Note: Purple Heart
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section AA, Block 6, Lot 23
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
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Corp Richard Clark Abbate
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Corp Richard Clark Abbate
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