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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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Dale Ryan Buxton
I sent it in to see if the other one was moved. I did not see it when I added mine. The other one has a very large amount of burial unknown. I check everyone before I add. So many think they can move their unknown and it is ok.
Added by Stone Finders on Jul 03, 2014 11:02 AM
Diana B
Wallace Williams 121841342
This burial has been placed in the White Hopeful church of Burke County Georgia. The proper burial should be Hopeful Baptist church, African American. I have a memorial there for this person but will gladly remove it upon changing this person to the correct cemetery.
Added by Diana B on Jun 28, 2014 8:20 AM
Robert Fowler
Victor, I thought you might find this interesting. You have the entry for Robert Paul Wyatt. He was one of 39 sets of brothers to have been lost in Vietnam. His brother was Phillip Wyatt and is at the same cemetery.
Added by Robert Fowler on May 18, 2014 9:28 AM
Paul Carven
Rupert "Buddy" Carven
Hi Victor,
I just discovered your group today!
Thanks for all you do and your hard work!
Today, May 17th, Buddy's High School ( St. Sebastian's School , now in Needham, MA) will honor my brother Bud during his 55th class reunion- 55th year!!!
Where did the time go?!
St. Sebastian was the "Soldier Saint". How appropriate
Buddy died in Operation Utah on March 4, 1966, which because of your site, I discovered was the day the USMC took the most casualties in the war!
Again, thanks for your dedication.
Best, brother Paul
Added by Paul Carven on May 17, 2014 7:44 AM
The Lady in Black
Re: LCpl Robert Joseph Gosselin photo
Thank you so much for taking the photo of his final resting place. I greatly appreciate your dedication.

Added by The Lady in Black on May 13, 2014 12:28 PM
RE: HM3 Robert M. Casey
It is my honor to sponsor his memorial. I know all too well the cost of the Navy Cross. My father's second was awarded posthumously.
Added by wings214 on May 10, 2014 5:52 AM
SB Terry
Stephen J. Bobkovich
Hello Victor, Stephen was my first cousin. Thank you for posting all of his info. Did you know him?

A lady from South Carolina recently contacted me to tell me about this book. Her brother Dicky served and perished in Vietnam along with his friend, my cousin, Stephen Bobkovich. All of their stories along with his are documented in this book. Are you familiar with it? Needless to say, I will be purchasing it... Class of 67: The Story of the 6th Marine Officer's Basic Class: #family #genealogy #USMarines #VietnamWar

Added by SB Terry on May 07, 2014 10:07 AM
Erlinda Correa-Lundberg
My Uncle PFC Charles M. Bear
Victor, I never got the chance to meet him since I was born in 1973. Everyone has only good stories of him. He was my Mothers baby brother and when he got killed it affected her tremedously. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting a picture of his headstone.

Thank you,
SSG Correa, E.
Added by Erlinda Correa-Lundberg on Apr 27, 2014 5:48 AM
Jenna Langston
PFC Carey Wayne Ellenberger
Victor, thanks for linking PFC Ellenberger's mother to his memorial. I appreciate it!
Added by Jenna Langston on Apr 10, 2014 9:39 PM
Dennis D. Meyer
Col. Oliver Whipple
Thank you for the correction. I have added his picture to the existing memorial and sent the contributor an edit suggestion. Also have deleted his memorial I created. The family gave us all the info that is in his memorial.

Dennis Meyer
Added by Dennis D. Meyer on Mar 11, 2014 4:48 PM
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