|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1948|
|Death: ||Jan. 21, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Paul R Bellamy was born to Emery Glen Bellamy, and Pauline May Johnson Bellamy. Paul had an older sister named Judith, and a younger brother named William.
Paul was a Marine, and was killed in Vietnam at the young age of 19.
Additional obituary and provided by; Find A Grave contributor LeRoy Krsiean (47551370)
OBIT, March 1, 1968, Page 61 of an unidentified newspaper.
Service for Marine Cpl. Paul Robert Bellamy, 19, who was killed Jan. 21 in action in Vietnam, were Tuesday Feb. 6, 1968 at Mt. Scott Funeral Home. Burial followed with full military rites at Willamette National Cemetery.
Cpl. Bellamy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery G. Bellamy, 6723 SE69th Ave., was killed on Hill 861 in the Khe Sanh Area. He was team leader of a rifle squad at the time of his death with K Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Regiment.
Born in Portland, Cpl. Bellamy attended Joseph Lane Grade School and Franklin High School. He entered the Marine Corps in April of 1967, took his training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and was sent to Vietnam last September.
He was a member of Lents Chapter of Demolay, Children of the American Revolution and Ducks Unlimited.
Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, David, Portland; a sister Mrs. Judy Friedman of Honolulu; and grand-parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thomas, Calimesa, Calif., Mrs. and Mrs. Glenn Bellamy, Portland, and Mrs. D. Newton Johnson, Portland.
NOTE: The OBIT clipping was found between pages 68-69, in a book titled "War Without Heroes", by David Douglas Duncan. A caption for two photographs on the pages says: "A first salvo of three shells hit one hundred meters beyond the LZ-men, who flattened themselves in a slit trench near the tanks. Sure that a second salvo was already on its way, other Marines streaked for cover--knowing that no sound would give it away: there never was warning when they came straight at you..." The photographs show two Marines running for cover. The book apparently was the property of a person named Harry Hunt, so inscribed inside the front cover. Additionally there is a newspaper clipping glued to the inside cover page identifying him as Major Harry Allen Hunt, who received the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor at Khe Sanh in 1968. Major Hunt may have known Corporal Bellamy, due to the fact that the Bellamy OBIT was inside Hunt's book.
Emery Glen Bellamy (1917 - 1972)
Pauline May Johnson Bellamy (1922 - 1993)
L CPL US MARINE CORPS
OCT 24 1948 JAN 21 1968
Willamette National Cemetery
Plot: Section S Site 2790
Maintained by: Kathy
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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