JOHN  O'DONNELL MARINE VETERAN HONORING THIS 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,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF U.S. MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S.
Jun 2, 2014
Sally  Kohls High School Classmate Remembering my friend Remembering you and thanking you for your sacrifice, from a fellow Berea High School classmate. May 27, 2012
A  Note From the Virtual Wall On 25 May 1969 Bravo Company, 1/3 Marines, was holding a defensive position about 5 kilometers southwest of Cam Lo (in Quang Tri Province just south of the DMZ). The position had received enemy 82mm mortar fire during the morning hours, apparently without harm, but the company's luck changed in the afternoon. The Command Chronology reports that
'At 251745H, at Bravo Company position vicinity YD055684, the NVA firing 82mm mortars ... dropped one round into the increments pit of the 81mm mortars, setting them on fire, fire spread to the 81mm ammo in the ammo pits, this started the 81mm ammo going off, and the fire spread to a pallet of 81mm ammo near the position, causing it to explode. People trying to put out the fire before the explosion got too close, Bravo suffered 8 KIA, 29 WIA, and 2 MIA. Rounds continued to cook off, making it impossible that night to get every one of the KIA or WIA out. Company forced to move off hill by continuous explosions.'
On the morning of the 26th the Marines regrouped, reoccupied the position, and recovered additional bodies, increasing the casualty count to 12 dead. No identifiable remains were recovered for two Marines known to be present, and a week later one of the wounded died of his injuries. The fifteen men were
1stLt John W. Abbott, Hammond, IN, Bravo 1/3
2ndLt Timothy M. O'Neill, St Louis, MO, Bravo 1/3
Cpl Gary D. Carter, Tyler, TX, Bravo 1/3
Cpl Daniel L. Pucci, Berea, OH, Bravo 1/3 (DoW 06/02/1969)
Cpl Jan Rauschkolb, Denver, CO, H&S 1/3
Cpl William F. Skaggs, St Paul, MN, Bravo 1/3
LCpl Paul A. Graff, Sunnyvale, CA, H&S 1/3
LCpl Michael A. Powell, Atlanta, GA, H&S 1/3
LCpl John Winters, Clark, NJ, Bravo 1/3
Pfc Jimmy K. Church, Columbus, OH, Bravo 1/3
Pfc Keith A. Kahlstorf, Britt, IA, Bravo 1/3
Pfc Edward T. O'Donovan, Chicago, IL, Bravo 1/3
Pfc Jim J. Walters, Sioux City, IA, Bravo 1/3
Pfc Leroy C. Williams, Jacksonville, FL, Bravo 1/3 (Body not recovered)
Pvt Monek Weitz, Roxbury, MA, A Btry, 1/12 Marines (Body not recovered) May 25, 2012
Telly  P we need your help! Since 1986 the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been reseaching the men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War I, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the 1621 Vietnam Casualties we have located 891 families as of the date of this entry. We are seeking any and all help in locating the Daniel Louis Pucci family or his friends. If you have any information that may help please contac: Lake Central High School, Tom Clark, History Dept., 8400 Wicker Ave., St. John, Indiana, 46373 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org Jan 16, 2008
Jensen  Roseboom email@example.com Concerned Child doing project You made a sacrifice to this country no one should die that young. I aprecciate what you did and you are not forgoten. Nov 30, 2007
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!!!
Though you are gone you will never be forgotten! You and men like you, are the reason we are free today! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the sacrifices that you made! I hold you and those like you in the highest regard and you deserve nothing less! I love you all, you were and always will be HEROES to me! I promise never to take for granted the freedoms I have, which you paid the ultimate price for! Happy Birthday! Let no man be forgotten…I WILL REMEMBER YOU!!!
May 5, 2007
Verl Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org Fellow Veitnam Veteran Midway Park, NC28544 Not forgotten Corporal Pucci, you are not and will not be forgotten as long as there are fellow Vietnam Veterans still alive, especially of the FMF. I salute you for your supreme sacrifice. May God bless and keep all of your loved ones. Doc Matt. Friday, May 05, 2006
Search the Wall | Todays Wall
Birthdays | Todays Wall Casualties | Photo Gallery | Literary Section
| Women on the Wall | Medal of Honor | Casualty Summaries | Wall
Information Page | Names on the Wall | FAQ | Bracelet Exchange |
Link to The Wall-USA | Favorite Links | The Guestbook | Message Center
| Support The Wall-USA | Contact Us