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is honored on Panel 43W, Line 48 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 9/20/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Prinis Wilson Orso, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Prinis W. Orso

    Posted on 5/30/12 - by Randy Philip Edward Orso
    Birth: Oct. 21, 1948
    Washington County
    Alabama, USA
    Death: Sep. 20, 1968
    Quang Nam, Vietnam

    Prinis, the son of Mary Louise Orso of McIntosh AL and Travis Huxford Orso of New Orleans LA, enlisted in the US Marine Corps on March 2, 1967 in New Orleans LA. He arrived in Vietnam on January 15 1968 and was assigned for duty with Company H, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF. In mid-June, the 2d Battalion was assigned to the SLF and his unit was re-designated Company H, BLT 27, 9th MAB.

    At first light on September 20, Company G and H began to sweep east through the Nong Son village complex and the tree line of the previous days battleground with Company F and the NVA in DODGE CITY, this time the men met no resistance. After the aerial bombardment and artillery barrages during the night the NVA forces had displaced. Once inside the tree line the Marines found well developed fortifications that had given the enemy advantage of cover during the battle. Pushing forward toward the blocking positions, by 0800H Company G became engaged with a large enemy force on the eastern edge of the Nong Son village complex.

    Once again the Marines confronted the NVA in heavily fortified positions with clear fields of for their small arms and crew served weapons bearing down on the assaulting Marine units. Company G had to disengage from their assault, with five dead and twenty two men wounded, artillery and air support was requested. Company H attacked the enemy's right flank and was also stiffly resisted by the tenacious foe. By 1600H when coordinated ground and air attacks following sorties of 500 lb. bombs with napalm drops, the NVA troops were seen to flee in groups of twenty to thirty men from the fortifications. A perimeter was established by the Marines, and throughout the night mortar and artillery fire was directed into the surrounding area.

    The day's battle resulted in seven Marines being killed in action and forty eight wounded, most being evacuated for treatment. LCpl Orso was one of the casualties; he was killed in action as a result of hostile rifle fire.

  • To LCpl Prinis Wilson Orso from Randy Philip Orso

    Posted on 5/30/12 - by Randy Philip Edward Orso
    In eighth grade I stood at that Vietnam Veterans Memorial and a found a name on the wall of a young man from he had the same last name as I had and I was moved. I touch the name and called my parents from my hotel room, do we know this man, who is he, do we know his family, they had never heard of this sacrifice having not been on this school trip with me, I spent a long time trying to learn more. It was not easy, especially in the days before the internet. It was that search that informed me that we are all related, not every Orso, but every human, by the struggle for peace and the wages of war, we are united, I cannot image I will ever know all I wish to know about LCpl Orso on the Vietnam Memorial, but I can thank him for waking me up to the interconnectedness of all creation, for jarring me in what was a moment I shall never forget.
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