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DAVID VERBILLA
 

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


Antonio  Ramos
royalbunch@msn.com
Was at the Water Rum Ambush
234 E. 81 St., Apt A NY NY 10028 USA
42 years later
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


Garnet  Jenkins
garijen@bresnan.net
Grand Junction Co
~ In Humble Gratitude, For Your Sacrifice ~

In Tribute to this Brave Young Marine, with So Much Gratitude for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well Pfc David Verbilla and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of such a young hero, who also made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967... " SOME PEOPLE SPEND AN ENTIRE LIVETIME, WONDERING IF THEY MADE A DIFFERENCE. THE MARINES DON'T HAVE THAT PROBLEM" ~ President Ronald Reagan ~
Mar 31, 2008


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 battle were he died
234 E. 81 St. Apt. A
NY, NY 10028 USA
38 years and like yesterday
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. Batn, 3rd. Marine Regiment (FMF). Our fleet 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 to the creek. 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 was 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 all of them 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


Kenneth Clark
kClark@Abington.org
fellow marine
338 Abington Avenue
Glenside, Pa 19038
Remembering this Marine
We went through boot camp together, I think of you often.
Monday, July 18, 2005


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


"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices". - PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN ~ ~ ~ PFC VERBILLA USMC - You are not forgotten this day nor will you ever be. I will be forever grateful for the honorable service and supreme sacrifice that you have so courageously bestowed upon our nation. You will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. ~~~~ "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith". Timothy 2:4:7
Saturday, January 14, 2006


L/cpl. Antonio R. Ramos
Royalbunch@msn.com
Was there that fateful evening
NY, NY 10028 USA
Visiting you again, after 39 years
Marine Brother Verbilla: It's been 39 years and I remember it like yesterday. I haven't forgoten you and the other 13 guys that paid with their lives that fatefull evening. I hope Captain Hendriks still remembers how he screw up that day. God Bless you and may you Rest in Peace. Semper Fi. BLT 1/3 Aboard the USS Okinawa. Antonio
Wednesday, May 03, 2006

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