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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 4/8/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Sergeant John Richard Sibilly, Served with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/4/16
    Sgt John Sibilly at the Rockville 1967.
    John Richard Sibilly
    Tour Date: 09/26/1966
    India Co, 3rd Platoon
    Rank: E5, MOS: 0351
    WIA: 03/26/1967
    Silver Star: 09/07/1967
    KIA: 09/07/1967

    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 9/7/14
    John R. Sibilly
    Date of birth: April 8, 1946
    Date of death: September 7, 1967
    Place of Birth: Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amelie
    Home of record: Richmond Hills New York
    Status: KIA


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    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant John R. Sibilly (MCSN: 2205959), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader of the Second Machine Gun Squad, Weapons Platoon, Company I, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 7 September 1967. Sergeant Sibilly was a member of a relief force which became engaged in neutralizing the effectiveness of an ambush of a re-supply convoy south of Ca Lu, Quang Tri Province. Constantly exposing himself, Sergeant Sibilly aggressively sought out the enemy. Then he vigorously deployed his machine gun squad to direct effective fire into the enemy position. When the company moved forward with a "twin 40" duster in the lead, he moved his squad behind the weapon to cover its flanks. At that time, the fight was being waged at very close range. The duster and supporting infantry came under automatic weapons, small arms fire, and barrages of enemy grenades. He assumed command of the infantry squad and, with his gun squad, personally led a devastating charge into the heart of the enemy, directing the fire of his weapons and successfully shattering the bulk of the enemy force in the woods next to the road. Wounded by an enemy grenade, he continued to encourage his men until he was carried from the field where he succumbed to his mortal wounds. By his outstanding leadership, aggressive fighting spirit and inspiring devotion to duty, Sergeant Sibilly upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    Action Date: September 7, 1967

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Sergeant

    Company: Company I

    Battalion: 3d Battalion

    Regiment: 3d Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
  • Semper Fi Sergeant.

    Posted on 9/7/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT John Richard Sibilly, 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
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