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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAND ALFRED CORBIN
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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POSTED ON 8.3.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Not forgotten

Normand, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.
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POSTED ON 12.6.2001
POSTED BY: Hal N Maddy Laffin

Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Windsor, Ontario

Norman's name is on the Canadian Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The North Wall) in Windsor, Ontario, CANADA.

As Long As We Live
You Will Live
As Long As We Live
You Will Be Remembered
As Long As We Live
You Will Be Loved
~M.A.C.V. July 2, 1995~

Picture taken by H Laffin at the dedication 1995.
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