|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1944|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1967, Vietnam|
2nd LT - 1st MI Co., 1st Infantry Div, USARV
RECIPIENT OF THE PURPLE HEART
2LT Joseph R. Natoli began his tour on June 6, 1967; he was killed seven weeks later, on July 29, 1967.
His death is recorded as occurring in Military Region #3, South Vietnam, and is listed as having been due to fragment wound received at base camp, while camp was under hostile mortar attack.
There is also notation that Mr. Natoli was single, and from the vicinity of Clearfield, Pennsylvania; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ignazio Natoli, are listed as having survived their son.
Mr. Natoli was 22 years old at the time of his death.
He is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - Panel 24E, Line 36.
This memorial page is being placed online on what would have been Joseph R. Natoli's 68th birthday.
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter & Frie...
Record added: Sep 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96889074
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