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 Isaac Del Toro

Isaac Del Toro

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Death 3 Oct 1952 (aged 18)
Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Plot E, 0, 10002
Memorial ID 571313 · View Source
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The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Isaac DelToro (MCSN: 1226847), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman of Company I, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 3 October 1953. With his squad pinned down by hostile machine-gun fire during an assault on an enemy-held position far forward of the main line of resistance, Private First Class DelToro, armed with only a rifle and hand grenades, unhesitatingly charged the objective. Although painfully wounded by the heavy enemy fire, he continued to advance until he silenced the hostile emplacement, remaining with the assault forces until he fell to the ground unable to continue. Mortally wounded by enemy fire while being evacuated, Private First Class DelToro, by his daring initiative, outstanding courage and zealous devotion to duty, inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: October 3, 1952

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company I

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 7th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 571313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Del Toro (19 Nov 1933–3 Oct 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 571313, citing Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .