Pedro Padilla
Sergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 26, 1941 to March 28, 1966
PEDRO PADILLA is on the Wall at Panel 6E, Line 57

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Combat Action Ribbon
 
Pedro Padilla
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Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1/7 was supposed to land on 13 August 1965 but our mail address was "Marine 13" and the Colonel would not land a "Marine 13" on Friday the 13th so we went ashore on 14 August. Our designation was changed from BLT 1/7 to 1st Bn, 7th Marines, 4th Brigade, but we were then assigned to the 3rd Marine Division.

SEMPER FIDELIS

Pedro Padilla was one of eleven Charlie 1/7 Marines killed in action during
Operation INDIANA.

A note from The Virtual Wall:
On arrival of the 1st Marine Division, the 7th Marines were reassigned to 1st MarDiv.


 
A memorial from a fellow 1/7 Marine,
who wishes to remain anonymous.
E-mail address is not available. 22 Sep 2001


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