EDWARD DAY
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HONORED ON PANEL 46W, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

EDWARD DAY

WALL NAME

EDWARD DAY

PANEL / LINE

46W/28

DATE OF BIRTH

07/12/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD DAY
POSTED ON 5.22.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Navy Cross citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow marines. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 1.28.2019

Edward

Edward.....a late birthday wish.....You will never be forgotten.......
God Bless
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POSTED ON 4.18.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Edward Day,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. My dad passed on your anniversary, say ho to him. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.26.2017
POSTED BY: Stan Gunn

Gone but Never Forgotten

Ed, you are truly an American hero.You saved many lives that day in 1968.You gave your life for your Country and your MARINE Comrade. You were awarded the Navy Cross for bravery.Your FAMILY and close friends will never forget you. Rest in Peace MARINE.
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POSTED ON 8.26.2017
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri

Navy Cross Citation

Edward Day
Date of birth: 12-Jul-49
Date of death: August 26, 1968
Home of record: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Edward Day (MCSN: 2283719), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as a Rifleman with Company L, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in the Republic of Vietnam on 26 August 1968. Company L was occupying a defensive position near The Rockpile in Quang Tri Province when the Marines came under intense mortar fire. Following the attack, a listening post alertly observed a reinforced North Vietnamese Army platoon advancing toward the company's position. Realizing the importance of denying the enemy access to the avenue of approach to the Marine perimeter, which was blocked by his position forward of the company lines, Lance Corporal Day fearlessly moved to a dangerously exposed location and began delivering an accurate volume of fire upon the North Vietnamese soldiers. Disregarding his own safety, he steadfastly remained in the hazardous area as he effectively employed his weapon, successfully destroying an enemy machine gun and killing all members of its crew. Alertly observing an injured Marine who was pinned down by the intense enemy fire he unhesitatingly moved from his firing position, and as he was maneuvering to the aid of his comrade, Lance Corporal Day was mortally wounded. His daring initiative and heroic efforts were inspiring to all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades and steadfast devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Day upheld the highest traditions of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

Action Date: 26-Aug-68

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company L

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 3d Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
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