Amelio Nino

United States Marine Corps
23 September 1946 - 04 June 1968
Dimmitt, Texas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Amelio Nino

12 Apr 2005


by his family.

Placed by his uncle,
James Flores Jr

12 Dec 2006

It's been 38 years since your passing. You are not forgotten, always remembered by the Marines who came to know you so long ago. God bless.


From a Marine friend,
Joe Marchina

28 May 2007

Amelio amigos we are. Pictures I have of you will always remind
me of the good times we had in Vietnam. God allowed me to live, memories
of the war are stil in my mind. Many friends are with you, their names
may be gone, faces remain. The spirit world will allow me to come to
our friends and your way some day.

Semper Fi
(INDIO) Auggie Acosta
Bravo Co, 1st Bn, 7th Marines 1967-68 Vietnam

Augustine Acosta Jr

A Note from The Virtual Wall

In May and June of 1968 the 7th Marines were running Operation MAMELUKE THRUST in the area southwest of Danang. The 1st Bn, 7th Marines' After Action Report contains the following entry:
"D+16 4 June 1968: ... Night positions were established with Company L on Objective 1 and 1/7 Command Group, Company B and Company A on Hill 1062. At 2035H [8:35 pm] Company B's perimeter received numerous frag and concussion grenades and a heavy volume of small arms fire. Company B returned fire on the enemy and a sporadic fire fight continued for almost 45 minutes. Friendly casualties were 6 KIA, 21 WIA (evac) and 2 WIA (minor). A search of the area revealed 7 enemy KIA in green utilities... The enemy unit was identified as part of the T-3 Sapper Battalion..."
The six men killed in the action - four Marines and two Navy Corpsmen - were:
  • HM2 Richard A. Roesler, Rhinelander, WI, H&S Co w/ B/1/7
  • Cpl Amelio Nino, Dimmitt, TX
  • LCpl Robert V. Holland, Martinsville, VA
  • HN Michael D. Soderstrom, Honolulu, HI, H&S Co w/ B/1/7
  • Pfc Joseph J. Grillo, Norwich, CT
  • Pvt Richard A. Polley, Nelsonville, OH

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 16 Apr 2005
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