Daniel Torres Perez

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
13 October 1942 - 24 April 1967
New York, New York
Panel 18E Line 081


Daniel T Perez

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Daniel Torres Perez

23 Jul 2002


by his comrades in arms from
VVA Chapter 421

Placed by a fellow Vietnam Veteran,
Lester Modelowitz

6 May 2004

Eulogy for a Veteran

Do 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 Wall

On 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:
  • A Co, 3rd Antitank Bn:
    • 1stLt Philip H. Sauer, Coronado, CA

  • B Co, 1st Bn, 9th Marines:
    • Cpl James G. Pomerleau, Waterville, ME
    • LCpl Ronald L. Barber, Umatilla, OR
    • LCpl Wayne R. Barth, Lodi, CA
    • LCpl Justino E. Castro-Ramos, Ponce, PR
    • LCpl Daniel T. Perez, New York, NY
    • LCpl Jack L. Sutton, Crossville, TN
    • LCpl Robert M. Wainz, Freeport, NY
    • Pfc Ralph W. Carter, Chicago, IL
    • Pfc Raul Casarez, Malinta, OH
    • Pfc Douglas B. Hamilton, Springfield, MO
    • Pfc Daniel J. Heffernan, Chicago, IL
    • Pfc Kent A. Leonard, Mesilla Park, NM
    • Pfc Raymond L. Twomey, Miami, FL
There is a fairly detailed description of the events in Ray Stubbe's compilation of official records and personal naratives of those involved.

Top of Page

Virtual Wall icon

Back to
To alpha index P
NY State Index . Panel 18E

Contact Us

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