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Victor Vilionis (#47207612)
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Bio Photo United States Marine Corps Veteran, having served with H&S Co Mortar Platoon, 3d Bn, 2d Marines, 2d Marine Division, FMF 1964 - 1966, HQ Co S-2 Section, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division (Rein), FMF. 1966 - 1967 Vietnam.

"Honoring the 1593 US Marines and USN Navy Corpsmen who served with the 7th Marine Regiment in Vietnam and paid the ultimate sacrifice for God, Corps, and Country with their lives."

Our Marines and Navy Corpsmen

Our First Casualty of the Vietnam War:
Thomas Robert Ames
Our Last Casualty of the Vietnam War:
Jerry Waine Steward
Our Last Casualty listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in May 2012.
Frank Anthony Neary
Our Youngest Casualty
Patrick Eugene Sinclair Seventeen years, Nine months Old
SP 4 James Ronald StutesUSA
LCpl Kenneth John Stutes USMC
1stLt John Lawrence Banks III USAF
PFC David Lennox Banks USMC
SP 4 Budd E. Hood USA
Charles A. Hood USMC
Robert Paul Wyatt USMC
Phillip Edgar Wyatt USMC


Medal of Honor
Oscar Palmer Austin
Wayne Maurice Caron
Ralph Ellis Dias
James Donnie Howe
Jose Francisco Jimenez
Larry Eugene Smedley
Lester William Weber
Roy Mitchell Wheat
Kenneth Lee Worley

Navy Cross 20
Silver Star 89
Legion of Merit 1
Navy & Marine Corps Medal 3
Bronze Star 71
USN - USMC Commendation Medal 19
USN - USMC Achievement Medal 3


March 04, 1966 Operation UTAH

2d Battalion, 7th Marines , 42 Marines and USN Corpsmen killed in action.
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Guadalupe De La Cruz
Thank you for the information and photo, would you like to manage the memorial page? I will gladly transfer it to you.
Added by LKat on Aug 19, 2015 6:33 AM
Karla Kelley-Cardell
Corp Lewis Lamar Biggers
Hi, Victor!

What a beautiful write-up I found on my Brother-in-law's Memorial Page! Thank you for creating it! I admit I was a little confused because I thought I had already created a page for Lamar with a headstone picture and bio links, etc. But I couldn't find it. Hence, confusion.

I wanted to ask you, if you wouldn't mind me maintaining his page, I would love to have you transfer his Memorial Page # 133596470 to me.

And I thank you for all the work you've put into having our heroes' pages memorialized here! It really was an informative write-up you wrote on his page.

Added by Karla Kelley-Cardell on Jul 29, 2015 11:18 AM
L LaFountain
Goddeau and Allen families
Hello Victor and sorry to bother you again. I understand you are listing your fallen brothers and family members and appreciate the work involved in this.
Thomas Goddeau and family, and Bruce Allen and family are all buried in the Magdala Solititude cemetery as well, not the old cemetery for St Alexander's church in Morrisonville, NY. There were very few burials in the old cemetery after the 1950's, only older families who already had plots and family buried there.
Thanks, Laura
Added by L LaFountain on Jul 28, 2015 6:09 PM
L LaFountain
RE: Sorrell family in Morrisonville, NY
Yes, strange that they did mention the name, as the sign in front of the cemetery says Magdala Solitude (as you can see in the pic on the home page here in findagrave). The old one was small and they ran out of room, so they built the one across the street.
Added by L LaFountain on Jul 27, 2015 2:05 PM
L LaFountain
Sorrell family in Morrisonville, NY
Hello appears you are not aware that there are 2 catholic cemeteries for St Alexander's church in Morrisonville, NY. The Old cemetery is across the street from the New one and was not used much after the new one was organized in about 1952. As such, your Sorrells should be listed under the New cemetery, called Magdala Solitude.
Thanks, Laura
Added by L LaFountain on Jul 24, 2015 2:02 PM
Sandi Danielle
Memorial# 132946339

Thank you So Very Much for posting Caroline's Headstone photo!! :-) I was wondering whether you by any chance saw her husband Mack's burial there as well? Their great-grands will be in North Carolina next month and wanted to know if he is buried there as well? Blessings, Sandi :-)
Added by Sandi Danielle on Jul 15, 2015 11:51 AM
Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun
Danke Shoen for PFC James Elmer Theisen memorial
Victor, just a quick note to express my heart-felt gratitude for you efforts in creating all of your "brothers'" memorials, but especially for this one. I'm not related, but I am collaborating with another individual to create a Memorial Day 2016 report honoring the Melrose, MN area "Gold Star" families. PFC James Elmer Theisen is one of ours, too.

You have definitely provided me with details to work with & I do appreciate it.

Back aboard ship, we'd hoist a "Bravo Zulu" set of flags, but for now, this "old Sailor" salutes & sends you a "Well Done, Marine!" Semper Fi!

"PJ" Braun, ETCM/USN (retired) --[1965-1986]
Added by Peter Joseph ("PJ") Braun on Jul 07, 2015 3:20 PM
Donna Laird
RE: PFC James Franklin Martin Laird
Thank you ,Victor, for being so vigilant of posting updates. They are greatly appreciated.
Added by Donna Laird on Jul 05, 2015 8:58 AM
Allan Deptula
Kenneth Wayne Radonski

The pictures were recently released. Ken was a childhood friend. His brother, David, Milwaukee, provided the pictures to a specialist on the Vietnam Virtual Memorial Wall.

Best wishes, Allan
Added by Allan Deptula on Jun 08, 2015 12:15 PM
memorial transfer
Hello Victor,

I was wondering if you'd be willing to transfer management of a memorial to me. This is for PFC Gene Gietzen (memorial # 69821716). He was my mother's first cousin.
I was so pleased to see the photos and the information about him on there.

Thanks for your time,
Added by Claire on Jun 02, 2015 2:20 PM
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