Joaquim Vaz RebeloLance Corporal
B CO, 1ST BN, 1ST MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
01 September 1946 - 13 May 1967
Newark, New Jersey
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I am trying to locate anyone who would know one of the following, who paid the ultimate price. We were classmates and graduated together, but lost contact with one another once they were sent to a land I barely knew existed. Please if someone should recognize one or both please email me. I have been trying so hard to locate each for a long time.
Leon Earl Bell, Corporal, Marine, KIA 7/2/67 Quang Tri S Vietnam, home town was Newark, NJ. I believe the unit was Bravo 1 9 Company. We called Leon "Ding Dong" because of his last name. He wanted to be a pro basketball player.
Joaquim Vaz Rebelo, Lance Corporal, Marine, KIA 5/13/67 Quang Nam S Vietnam, home town Newark, NJ. We called him Jack. I do not know what unit he was with. He was born in Portugal, became a citizen, and died for a country that he loved.
I know they are both home now and at a place of peace.
From a friend and schoolmate,
02 May 2007
From a friend,
17 Jul 2007
Jack: I went to the Wall today
29 Sep 2007
Jack: I went back to see you again today
Best friends and schoolmates,
A Note from The Virtual WallBravo and Delta Companies of the 1st Bn, 1st Marines were allotted to Operation UNION on 12 May under OPCON of the 5th Marines, returning on 16 May. During the four-day period the two companies accounted for 137 VC killed and captured 3 POWs - but they also lost five Marines and four Navy Corpsmen:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 05 Dec 2006
Last updated 02/22/2008