NORMAND A CORBIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 100 OF THE WALL

NORMAND ALFRED CORBIN

WALL NAME

NORMAND A CORBIN

PANEL / LINE

20W/100

DATE OF BIRTH

06/16/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CANADA

STATE

ZZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAND ALFRED CORBIN
POSTED ON 11.14.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Normand Alfred Corbin, 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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POSTED ON 11.12.2013
POSTED BY: Woody Woodrome

I remember LCPL Corbin.

I was a Hospital Corpsman at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Guam in August 1969. I was one of the corpsmen assigned to take care of Normand. He was a good kid. As sick as he was, he would still kid around and still had his sense of humor. I was there the night he died. He will always be remembered.
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POSTED ON 8.6.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 10.22.2005
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, A NATIVE OF CANADA, WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


LANCE CORPORAL

NORMAN ALFRED CORBIN

Service No. 076440791


a native of Canada

who was born in

Montreal, Quebec


who served with the


3rd MARINE AMPHIBIOUS FORCE

3rd MARINE DIVISION

FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC


was a posthumous recipient of the


PURPLE HEART

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


Today he rests in honored glory in

THE PUNCHBOWL

THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC

HONOLULU, HAWAII





~~~ SEMPER FIDELIS ~~~





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





18 FEBRUARY 1999



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THE PUNCHBOWL

In ancient times, the extinct volcanic Punchbowl Crater was known as Puowaina, which means " Consecrated Hill " or " Hill of Sacrifice ".

It was the site of many secret royal burials and a place where offenders of certain taboos were sacrificed.

Today, the Hill of Sacrifice is the location of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, opened in 1948, where more than 45,500 servicemen and servicewomen are buried.

The first burial took place on 4 January 1949, then was open to the public from 19 July 1949 and was officially dedicated on 2 September 1949 when 776 casualties from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 were interred.

The Honolulu Memorial was erected by the American Battle Monuments Commission in 1964 and dedicated in 1966, being erected to honor the sacrifices and achievements of American Armed Forces in the Pacific in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

This most impressive memorial sits high on the wall of the crater overlooking the graves area of the cemetery.

It consists of a non-sectarian chapel, two map galleries, a monumental staircase leading from the crater floor to the Court of Honor, and the ten Courts of the Missing where a total of more than 28,800 names are inscribed of the missing, flanking the staircase.

On the front of the tower which houses the chapel is a 30 foot tall figure known as " Columbia " standing on the symbolized prow of a United States Navy carrier with a laurel branch in her left hand and the inscription by President Lincoln, "... The solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

Lady Columbia symbolizes all grieving mothers and looks out on the cemetery that fills the 116-acre Punchbowl Crater, with the overall view encompassing the entire city of Honolulu from Waikiki and Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor.

It is located above the city of Honolulu and is accessible from all directions.

The cemetery is open to the public from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm daily.



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POSTED ON 10.15.2005
POSTED BY: Hal and Maddy Laffin

We will remember Normand.

Normand was born in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA. He is buried in Punchbowl Military Cemetery, Honolulu, USA.

http://www.canadianvietnamveterans.ca/NormandCorbin.html
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