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Corp Harlan Carl Rilk
Birth: Oct. 15, 1945
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1967
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam

☆ ♰ Vietnam War - Killed in Action ♰ ☆

Served in the U.S. Marines as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman with the 3rd AMTRAC batallion. He enlisted in March 1966, completed basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and attained the rank of Corporal. He was sent to Vietnam with B Company, 4th Platoon, 3rd Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. He died from multiple fragmentation wounds as a result of stepping on a land mine while he and his Commanding Officer were trying to get others out of a mine field. His name is listed on panel 26E, line 080 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. He also is remembered at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center.

Carl was the oldest of five children. He was baptized at Zion Reformed Church in Nanticoke. He graduated from Dover High School in Dover, Morris County, New Jersey. After graduation, he worked as an offset press operator for Dairypak Corp in Morris Township.
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  Carl Rilk (1925 - 1979)
  Harlan Carl Rilk (1945 - 1967)
  Carl James Rilk (1955 - 1971)*
*Calculated relationship
Locust Hill Cemetery
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Apr 14, 2008
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