|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1946|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 9, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
US Marine LCPL Joe Louis Lockhart McGill, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Shelby, North Carolina.
US Marine Lance Corporal Joe Louis Lockhart McGill was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the US Marine Corps and a Rifleman, LCPL McGill served our country until May 9th, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was married. It was reported that Joe died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. LCPL McGill is on panel 57E, line 029 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.
Who didn't like Joe? How could anyone who knew him not love the guy? Always smiling and making us laugh. Always a word to ease the tension. Our whole unit was devastated by the news that he'd been hit. As I recall, he never had the chance to see his baby daughter. He was a true friend. From a friend and brother-in-arms, Jud Parker
THE SEIGE AT KHE SANH: On 26 December 1967 the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, took responsibility for garrisoning Hill 881 South, one of the several peaks which surrounded the Khe Sanh Combat Base. 3/27 stayed on Hill 881S throughout the siege of Khe Sanh; they didn't leave 881S until 18 April 1968. During this period of bitter, bloody fighting 3/26 had 82 men killed in action and hundreds more wounded. LCPL McGill was one of them.
Neighbor: I honor you this day! Joe, I was seven when you went to war. I can remember when you were laid to rest. It is still vivid in my mind. Your service to this Nation was inspiration for me as I also served and retired from the Air Force. Thank you for your sacrifice. Landrum Miller, 6702 Braebourne Court, Suffolk VA 23435.
Anyone reading this memorial who served with Joe, please contact me. From his best friend and brother-in-law, Billy Alexander, email@example.com.
I served with Joe in the mortar section of Mike Co 3/26. From a friend and fellow Marine, James P. Sigman, firstname.lastname@example.org
He served with Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.
He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.
Webb Memorial Lawns
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17713378