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Victor Vilionis (#47207612)
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Bio Photo United States Marine Corps Veteran, having served with H&S Co Mortar Platoon, 3d Bn, 2d Marines, 2d Marine Division, FMF 1964 - 1966, HQ Co S-2 Section, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (Rein), FMF. 1966 - 1967 Vietnam.

"Honoring the 1593 US Marines and USN Navy Corpsmen who served with the 7th Marine Regiment in Vietnam and paid the ultimate sacrifice for God, Corps, and Country with their lives."

Our Marines and Navy Corpsmen

Our First Casualty of the Vietnam War:
Thomas Robert Ames
Our Last Casualty of the Vietnam War:
Jerry Waine Steward
Our Last Casualty listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in May 2012.
Frank Anthony Neary
Our Youngest Casualty
Patrick Eugene Sinclair Seventeen years, Nine months Old
Brothers:
SP 4 James Ronald StutesUSA
LCpl Kenneth John Stutes USMC
1stLt John Lawrence Banks III USAF
PFC David Lennox Banks USMC
SP 4 Budd E. Hood USA
Charles A. Hood USMC
Robert Paul Wyatt USMC
Phillip Edgar Wyatt USMC

PERSONAL AWARDS OF OUR FALLEN

Medal of Honor
Oscar Palmer Austin
Wayne Maurice Caron
Ralph Ellis Dias
James Donnie Howe
Jose Francisco Jimenez
Larry Eugene Smedley
Lester William Weber
Roy Mitchell Wheat
Kenneth Lee Worley

Navy Cross 20
Silver Star 89
Legion of Merit 1
Navy & Marine Corps Medal 3
Bronze Star 71
USN - USMC Commendation Medal 19
USN - USMC Achievement Medal 3

LARGEST SINGLE DAY OF CASUALTIES

March 04, 1966 Operation UTAH

2d Battalion, 7th Marines , 42 Marines and USN Corpsmen killed in action.
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CarlaS
Kenneth Wheeler
Hi Victor, A headstone photo was requested for Kenneth Wheeler buried at the Hi Jolly Cemetery. I have physically walked twice, no headstone. Does the death certificate state he is buried there? A row and plot number would help me locate him. Thanks for your help.
Added by CarlaS on Feb 27, 2017 11:22 AM
Maureen McKenzie Lueder
Thank you
On behave of my family, thank you for creating a profile for my father's cousin, LCpl David Dayle McKenzie. We appreciate the kindness and thought that went behind honoring David.


Maureen McKenzie Lueder
Added by Maureen McKenzie Lueder on Feb 09, 2017 4:00 PM
Deborah Payne
Created by: Victor Vilionis Record added: Jul 22, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 133180951
Hi Victor,
It is a great thing you are doing here.

I hate to point out a mistake, but Tommy Holden is my cousin... It is a minor correction, but you have James Holden listed as his loving brother... Tom was an only child. James was his cousin, or his uncle...but not brother. (His father's brother was uncle Jim, who had a son, also named James....)

Thanks,
Deb Payne
Added by Deborah Payne on Jan 22, 2017 1:09 AM
Robert Ward
Ronald Ward
Hello Victor , my name is Robert Ward , a the son of Ronald Ward from Baltimore Maryland . I'm reaching out because my Grandmother past a few years ago and I was from going thru some old boxes . Your name and letters from Vietnam came up and I've heard your name montioned through out the years . Unfortunately I never truly got to know my father that well as he was injured when I was a small child . It's always nice to hear and learn a little more about my father as to pass on the memories to my children . If you ever find yourself in the Baltimore area and have a moment , it would be a pleasure to meet you maybe grab a cup of coffee. I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits . My direct number is 443-602-4396 and email is craftmasters1976@ail.com

Thank you ,
Robert Ward
Added by Robert Ward on Jan 13, 2017 8:56 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
RE: Sgt Richard Vedder, #120912887
Thanks for doing the correction. Other Vedder family members will be linked shortly. Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jan 08, 2017 7:03 PM
LeRoy L. Smith
Sgt Richard Vedder, #120912887
Hello "Victor"; In reference to the above memorial; there may be a minor error. You have listed "Clarence Vedder, #67673217", as Richard's father. However, this listed Clarence is actually Richard's older brother. Richard's father, also named Clarence, is listed on Find-A-Grave as follows:

Clarence B. Vedder, #175018926; Richard's mother is also listed on Find-A-Grave as "Mary L. Vedder, #175016304".

The above suggested correction is respectfully submitted in order to update the above beautifully created memorial. Thank you for your service. Best Wishes.
Added by LeRoy L. Smith on Jan 07, 2017 1:10 PM
Theron Rogers
Lorenzo Tuggle
OK, Great... I photographed all of the legible markers in the cemetery. I also sent links to his parents and will have the location of the cemetery corrected. It will be merged into the correct location.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2630481&CScn=pleasant&CScntry=4&CSst=12&CScnty=451&

Theron...
Added by Theron Rogers on Dec 22, 2016 12:23 PM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Richard F Brant Jr # 68428860
I have submitted a SAC for his father. He is not related to the Brant buried in Hiram Rapids, Ohio cemetery. From a researcher who is working on this veteran and his family, they have not yet located the burial location for his deceased parents.
Thank you for your work in remembering our veterans. I too am a veteran of Vietnam era, fortunate enough not to have served there but in South Korea & Germany.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Ralph
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Dec 21, 2016 3:38 PM
BobbyC
PFC Charles Douglas Drysdale
Thank you for the accounting of PFC Charles Douglas "Doug" Drysdale's (Memorial# 133802164)death. I will share this with my classmates when we have our 50th class reunion next year.

Bobby
Added by BobbyC on Dec 19, 2016 3:20 PM
P Welch
John Henry Welch III
Thank you for transferring my brother's memorial. Especially since he was a brother to you too. Thank you for your service.
Pat
Added by P Welch on Dec 11, 2016 10:35 AM
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