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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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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
Linda Bagaason
Gerald Bennet Bagaason
Hi Victor,
In our review of the information on the website regarding our brother Gerald, it indicates that our brother James was a half sibling. This is news to all the family members. I would ask that you double check your information and remove that reference from the website. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your help. If you are not the best person to handle this, please forward the request.
Added by Linda Bagaason on May 10, 2015 9:26 PM
Dave Mellon
Sgt Kenneth William Orton, Jr. FAG Memorial #121812098
I have tried your direct email address a couple of times, without success - so I thought I would try your public message.
I admire the work you have done with the 7th Marines.
I am trying to do some similar work with the Marines who served in my platoon during 1966-1967 in Vietnam.
I was the platoon commander of Bravo 1, 1/9.
Would you be willing to transfer the management of Sgt Orton's memorial to me?
I am Find A Grave #48306877.
Semper Fi,

Dave Mellon
Added by Dave Mellon on Apr 27, 2015 12:13 PM
Diane's Spare Time
RE: Kenneth Wayne Radonski
I'm glad to get this under control and more than happy to turn this one over to you. THANKS!
Added by Diane's Spare Time on Mar 24, 2015 2:45 PM
Forever grateful
Victor May God Bless you. Thank you for all you do. I was born shortly after my father's passing on April 21st. While I never had the gift of calling Paul E. Hassey dad I am eternally grateful that he is my father and he guides and watches over me for eternity.
Added by PTP on Mar 23, 2015 9:40 PM
Beth & Doug
RE: PFC Thomas Alvin Jennings
Your welcome - it's the least that I can do. Thank you.
Added by Beth & Doug on Mar 23, 2015 4:24 PM
Diane's Spare Time
Kenneth Wayne Radonski
Please allow me to transfer to you my memorial at Arlington Park Cemetery in Greenfield, WI.
PFC Radonski is buried there. I'd like you to add your bio from the St. Adalberts Cemetery to the Arlington memorial...regards...diane
Added by Diane's Spare Time on Mar 23, 2015 10:11 AM
James Collins
Richard J. Gilbert
I served with "Dick" 1965 - 1967 8th Marine Regiment. . We deployed together on a Meditarranean Cruise. We received orders to Vietnam after returning state side. We became close friends. I have several photos of him and I in Italy and aboard USS Sandavol. I recently found out (2014) he was killed in action. I tried to contact him before our departure to Nam with negative results. Trying to locate members of his family. I came across this site. Would like to speak with you if possible. Alph Co 1st Battalion 26th Marines-Khe Sanh.

Jim Collins
Added by James Collins on Mar 23, 2015 9:41 AM
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