Daniel Torres PerezLance Corporal
B CO, 1ST BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 October 1942 - 24 April 1967
New York, New York
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The database page for Daniel Torres Perez
REMEMBEREDby his comrades in arms from
VVA Chapter 421
Placed by a fellow Vietnam Veteran,
Eulogy for a VeteranDo not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am diamond glints of snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds encircled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Lyrics by Mary Frye (1932) and Wilbur Skeels (1996)
From his niece in law.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 24 Apr 1967, two platoons from Bravo 1/9 Marines were directed to investigate several cave sites on Hill 861, some five miles northwest of the Khe Sanh Combat Base. The B/1/9 patrol engaged a large enemy force north of Hill 861, thereby prematurely triggering an attack on the combat base. The "Hill Fights" of 1967 had begun. Fourteen men men were killed in the engagement, 13 from Bravo Company, 1/9 Marines:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/10/2009