Philip Anthony D'Amico, JrPrivate First Class
A CO, 1ST BN, 26TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
28 September 1949 - 18 August 1968
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Philip, I have thought of you often through the years. Often remembering how proud your mother was of you and how good you were to her also. I think of all the pranks we played on each other and still laugh. You were a good kid, a pleasure to know and a good friend. I wish you could still be here today. Sometimes I wish we were all still back in Webster School Yard where we all had so much fun. It was great growing up with you and I miss you always. May you rest in peace.
From a friend,
I was not aware of the existence of this site until April 2007 and would like to add a heartfelt tribute to my brother Philip from myself and his nieces and nephew.
Phil, you were a dear generous and great hearted person. You had a sense of duty and loyalty to everything you were a part of. I remember you with love and pride. Waht an enterprising funny and bright presence you were. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and what it might be like to have you still nearby.
Always loved and sadly missed by your sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 1st Bn, 13th Marines had an artillery firing position located on the Cao Dei peninsula, a thumb of land which protrudes into Cau Hai Bay about 4 kilometers northwest of Phu Loc. Just before 2 am on 18 August 1968 the firing position was taken under attack, first by mortars and then by sappers who penetrated the perimeter and caused considerable damage with satchel charges before the Marines ejjected them and restored the perimeter.
Two platoons from Alpha 1/26 had been sent from their respective positions as reaction forces - and by chance intercepted the enemy force as they withdrew from the peninsula. In a night engagement, the Alpha 1/26 Marines took the VC under fire before the enemy force broke contact and disappeared into the nearby mountains.
Seventeen Marines were killed in the two engagements:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Nov 2002
Last updated 11/07/2007