Craig Stephen Shelton

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
22 August 1946 - 25 January 1967
Omaha, NE
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1ST MARDIV Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service

The database page for Craig Stephen Shelton


Craig had become the Marine he wanted to be, and then gone one
step further to become a 1st Recon Bn Marine.
To be part of a unit that works together,
like a machine and cares about each member
-- as a family would -- is something one needs to
experience to understand.

We in 1st Recon Bn look at the 150 plus names
that did not come back - and we ask ourselves
"Why did I make it back and they did not?"

The ghost is with us and has been for 35 years.
Our wish has always been -- why couldn't we have brought
at least one more back?

To Craig's parents, relatives and friends we say "Thank you"
for sharing him with us in Recon Bn. Our prayers are
with you and we do understand the loss.

He is with us every day in our thoughts of Nam -
and he is part of our history in 1st Recon Bn.

A memorial from his Fellow 1st Recon Bn Marine,
Randy Kendall 
7 May 2001

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)