|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1947|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 4, 1969|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
CPL - E4 - Marine Corps - Regular
1st Shore Party Battalion - 1st MARDIV - III - MAF
Raymond Herbert Brodie was from Middleburg, New York; his tour began on December 24, 1968. He was killed less than five months later, on May 4, 1969 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam, a non-hostile ground casualty or other accident.
His body is listed as recovered; paperwork verifies that he is buried in Middleburg, New York, but I have been unable to find final information on the specific cemetery.
Mr. Brodie is also listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, Panel 26W, Line 110.
This memorial page is being placed online on what would have been Mr. Brodie's 65th 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
Specifically: Body recovered, further information unknown at this time
Created by: Rhonda C. Poynter
Record added: Aug 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96223761