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LUCIANO PAUL PLESAKOV
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VET
HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN.HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST, YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ITS SON.
May 3, 2014


Rob  Pearce
Marine Sgt Nam 66'67'
Remembering a fellow Pa Veteran lost on this date. Rest in peace! Semper Fi
May 3, 2014


Matthew  Deschenes
mulletmatt@comcast.net
nephew
545 Ramoth Church Rd Fredericksburg VA 22406 USA
My Uncle- My HERO
Luciano was my uncle. I found this just searching his name. I live near DC and have been to the wall- I was able to hold my self together long enough to etch his name. I never met him- I was born after he was killed. I feel like I missed out on knowing someone that would have changed my life. Reading comments by people that knew him made me smile. I have his High School lettermans jacket and a pic of him wearing it with an unknown female in my Grandmas (his mothers) front yard in Hilliards, PA. Grandma talked about him all the time and has his uniform on display.
Oct 13, 2013


Bill  Knoop
0331m60@gmail.com
My Squad Leader
1226 Main St. Cambria CA 93428 USA
I will Never Forget
Lucy was my Squad Leader and with us in the water run ambush. I will always remember that night and the good men we lost. Lucy was a leader who took care of his men and always thought of them first. He took me an FNG and taught me what I needed to know. Lucy was our leader and our Brother and will always be part of my family. It's hard to believe 46 years have passed. This Marine is among the best I've ever known.He is guarding Heavens Streets, I will be honored to join his squad again someday. Semper Fidelis, Bill Knoop
May 26, 2013


Brandy  (Plesakov) Leslie
Niece
To the Hero I never met
Uncle Lucy.... I wish I would have had the chance to meet you. Grandma talked about you everyday and each time she sobbed. She missed you so much. She would show me pictures of you in her little blue picture book. Your uniform was presented in a glass curio in the back room along with all of your memorabilia. Until I found out how you really were killed I had dreams about you. These dreams were reoccuring and oddly enough they had to do with water... whether it was a swamp/drowning or just water in the background, I knew that your death had to have something to do with that. You are a hero Uncle Lucy. You are unforgettable to so many even those that never met you. I thank you for all that you've done for our country. Its been 15 years since Grandma's passing. I miss her with all of my heart. I'll never forget all that I learned from her and her stories. I hope that you are at peace in Heaven together with Grandpa. With Love, Your niece, Brandy
Nov 17, 2011


Antonio  Ramos
royalbunch@msn.com
Was at the Water Run Ambush
234 E. 81 St. Apt. A NY NY 10028 USA
Brother, It's been so long since the fatefull Water Run Ambush. You haven't been forgotten. I still here like we should, after 42 years. God Bless you and Semper Fi. Antonio May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009


manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

May 3, 2007


Antonio R. Ramos
Royalbunch@msn.com
Took part in the battle he died
234 E., 81 St. Apt. A
NY, NY 10028 USA
38 years ago and feel like today
The water run ambush. Some of us went from Vietnan to Okinawa to refurbish. With others, returned to Vietnam as Battalion Landing Team (BLT-1/3), 1st. Battn, 3rd. Marine Regiment (FMF). Our ship was the USS Okinawa, a helicopter carrier to do heliborne assaults against the N. Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces. On the 28 April 28, 1967 we were helolifted into the Que Son Valley (Quang Tin Prov.) to sweep northwest of the village. We humped for days, contact with the enemy was increasing. On May 3, 1967 after a very hot day of search, we called off the day. It was Operation Beaver Cage-Union. In need of drinking water, a water run was organized out of company "A" guys who proceeded to pick up every else's canteens and hoisted them on belts to carry as many as possible. So many that they were even told not to bring their weapons. We had made the mistake of setting up camp in a flat area lower than some nearby hills. Unknowingly to us, the enemy was spying from the higher ground. The water run left and we keep digging for the night. Shortly afterwards, heavy automatic and small arms fire erupted. Since there have been no prior scouting, the water run has easily ambushed. Every body was called to commit and the battle lasted until past midnight. Artillery and gunship fire was needed to suppress the cunning enemy. 14 Marine brothers were killed that night including this hero. Some of the bodies we could not retrieve until the next day. As Shore Party man, I loaded most the bodies into the choppers. 38 years later, I want to Memorialize them all and tell their loved ones what happened. As for me, sometime later, on the evening of June 13, 1967, I lost part of my right leg to a booby trap during the first day of Operation Choctaw. God Bless you all brothers. I still love and remember you all. Semper Fi. Antonio R. Ramos. In Memorian 1) Borawski, James D. 2) Button, Monty Duwayne 3) Carnline, Troy Monroe 4) Dickerson, Tommy Eugene 5) Falwell, Donald Wayne 6) Gilbertson, Ricky Mark, 7) La Rose, Joseph Rhuben, 8) Murry Eugene 9) Plesakov, Luciano Paul 10) Rose, Robert James 11) Spicer, Eugene Douglas 12) Sweesy, John Earl 13) Urick, John William 14) Verbilla, David.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Patricia (lominiski)Pitzer
pitz2@hotmail.com
friend
Hanover Park, IL 60103 USA
The boy named Lucy
I went to school with his sister. He was in my older brothers' class. He lived near my grandmother and I would walk over to see his sister, but really wanted to see him. He was fun and caring. He wrote in my yearbook that I was cute. His family went to our church and at his funeral just about the whole school turned out. I can still hear his mother wailing his name in church. I think of him often.
Wednesday, May 23, 2001


D. BURT
A GRATEFUL AMERICAN
Rhode Island RI
***TO HONOR AN AMERICAN HERO NOT FORGOTTEN***


You are an American hero whose ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest well brave Marine. You will be remembered for always being faithful to God, Country, Family and the Corps. - "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." ~ President, Ronald Reagan, 1985 ~ ~ CPL PLESAKOV USMC, YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE TO WHICH I AM VERY GRATEFUL. Thank you for your sacrifice and honorable service to this great nation. You will live forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. So young a life, so great a sacrifice.~~~~ "There is a destiny that makes us brothers. No one goes his way alone all that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own". ~Edwin Markham ~
Saturday, January 14, 2006

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