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LCpl Loyd Dean Acosta
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1949, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

Killed in action. D CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF 0351: ANTITANK ASSAULTMAN
Location on The Wall - Panel 18W - Line 8 - info supplied by Pam

LCpl Acosta was killed when a Cobra helicopter gunship and a fixed-wing OV-10 Bronco fired on a platoon of Marines from 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Battalion,7th Marine Regiment,1st Marine Division.
The pilots were given clearance to fire,when they gave incorrect coordinates for their target (40 NVA in the open) and LCpl Acosta was the only Marine killed by friendly fire. Sixteen Marines were wounded and evacuated to the USS Sancyuary.
He served his country for one year. - info supplied by Tony 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold Lloyd Acosta (1925 - 2000)
  Nadine N McGlohin Acosta (1928 - 1990)
 
Inscription:
CALIFORNIA
L CPL CO D 7 MAR 1 MAR DIV
VIETNAM BSM
 
Burial:
Little Lake Cemetery
Santa Fe Springs
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Block M, Lot 28, Grave 5
 
Created by: Glenn and Tracy Morrow
Record added: Mar 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10611919
LCpl Loyd Dean Acosta
Added by: Glenn and Tracy Morrow
 
LCpl Loyd Dean Acosta
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Added by: Glenn and Tracy Morrow
 
 
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