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Corp Harlan Carl Rilk

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Corp Harlan Carl Rilk

  • Birth 15 Oct 1945 Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1967 Tam Kỳ, Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 25998746

☆ ♰ Vietnam War - Killed in Action ♰ ☆

Served in the U.S. Marines as an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman with the 3rd AMTRAC battalion. 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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  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 14 Apr 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Harlan Carl Rilk (15 Oct 1945–16 Sep 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25998746, citing Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Star Kline (contributor 46964248) .