Tony ValePrivate First Class
3RD PLT, C CO, 1ST RECON BN, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
10 November 1944 - 27 November 1965
Panel 03E Line 116
The database page for Tony Vale
A Memorial from a fellow brother of the First Recon Battalion
I served with Tony Vale in 1st Recon Bn, United States Marine Corps. After his death we received a letter from his family.
The letter from Tony's family meant very much to us, his Marine Corps brothers in Vietnam. I have lost contact with the family and would very much like to hear from any of them to let them know that Tony is still remembered by his buddies.
Sept 12, 2006 ... Hermano (Brother), it's been nearly 41 years ago (Nov 27, 1965) that we all set out to rescue men in our company who had been pinned down by the enemy and needed our help.
You took on the most dangerous assignment, when you volunteered to be our point man.
We took enemy fire and shortly thereafter I was summoned to move out of my position, and render aid to someone in front of my position.
You had been mortally wounded, and shortly thereafter, you died in my arms. I felt guilty for living, guilty for not being able to save you.
You have remained in my mind and heart, where you will stay until I can see you again.
I know that God has rewarded you for your great sense of duty to your country, for your love for your family, and for the noble love that you gave to us all.
Your brother forever,
I was one of the 1st Recon Battalion Corpsman.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn November 1965 C Company, 1st Recon Bn, had already deployed to Vietnam and was attached to the 3rd Recon Bn. The 3rd Recon Command Chronology for the month contains the C/1st Recon post-patrol report. In part, it reads as follows:
"Mission: Conduct a motor convoy to coord BS503036 then patrol by foot west to extract team SPARTAN and insert team COVETOUS.
Top of Page|
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Jul 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009