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PFC Dan Bullock
Birth: Dec. 21, 1953
Goldsboro
Wayne County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1969
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

He enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 14. At age 15, he became the youngest American serviceman to be killed in action in Vietnam. When his body was returned, there was no memorial ceremony and no headstone provided for him. A New York veteran's organization recently helped to arrange for these. Bullock was born in Goldsboro, NC and was a quiet child as he grew up. His mother died when he was 11 and his father remarried and moved Dan and his younger sister to Brooklyn, NY. Not liking New York City and looking for a way to improve himself, Bullock changed the date on his birth certificate and joined the Marine Corps on September 18, 1968. He arrived in Vietnam on May 8, 1969 and was killed a month later. One of his colleagues in the Marine Corps, Franklin McArthur, Jr., upon recently learning of Bullock's fate, started the PFC Dan Bullock Foundation to raise funds for a monument to be erected outside the Brooklyn Marine Corps recruiting station where Bullock enlisted. Steve Piscitelli, an Orlando, FL sculptor who had known Bullock in Vietnam, learned of the story and has voluntarily helped design a statue. While playfully sparring with Bullock, Piscitelli had broken his thumb. Bullock, who had originally been assigned to cleaning duties that day, went to a front-line post in Piscitelli's place and was killed. Another former Marine heard the Bullock story and talked to his boss, talk-show host Sally Jessy Raphael, who donated a headstone for Bullock's grave. For Bullock's memorial ceremony, a caravan left Brooklyn led by members of the New York Rolling Thunder motorcycle club. At the Virginia-North Carolina border, the caravan was joined by members of the North Carolina Rolling Thunder motorcycle club and escorted to Goldsboro. The North Carolina National Guard provided chairs and nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force Base provided an Honor Guard for a most memorable ceremony. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
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  Alma Floyd Bullock (1920 - 1965)
 
Note: Transferred from 46561848 to 46778782 on 3/31/2013.
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Goldsboro
Wayne County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Sue
Originally Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Nov 16, 2007
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