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HONORED ON PANEL 52W, LINE 44 OF THE WALL

RANDOLPH THOMAS JEFFERSON

WALL NAME

RANDOLPH T JEFFERSON

PANEL / LINE

52W/44

DATE OF BIRTH

04/17/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RANDOLPH THOMAS JEFFERSON
POSTED ON 12.23.2004
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 23, 1968

Pfc. Randolph T. Jefferson, 18, of 3059 N. 9th st., died July 17, after suffering fragmentation wounds of the head and body.
The Philadelphia Marine wrote his father, William M. Jefferson Sr., "I understand what I'm facing in Vietnam." He said he wanted his Dad to be proud of him.
Surviving in addition to his father are three brothers, Eric, 22, William Jr., 20, and Allen, 21; two sisters, Mrs. Paulette Cuthbert, 17, and Brenda, 15; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Lillian Thornton and Mrs. Olamae Matthis.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 10.24.2002
POSTED BY: Robert Greer

Randy enjoyed singing in church and dancing

Randolph T. Jefferson
N.9th Street, North Philadelphia

Randy Jefferson enjoyed singing in church and dancing, but people were his greatest love. His sense of duty and obligation to other people is what led him to enlist, a cousin said. He became a Marine in March 1967, and was sent to Vietnam on his 18th birthday. The private first class, a paratrooper, mortar man and rifleman, was assigned to Company L of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Jefferson died on July 17, 1968, in Thua Thien Province. He was 18 years old. He had attended Thomas Edison High School. Survivors included his father, three brothers and two sisters.
... from The Philadelphia Daily News
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