ANTHONY J BATTISTA
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HONORED ON PANEL 6E, LINE 116 OF THE WALL

ANTHONY JOSEPH BATTISTA

WALL NAME

ANTHONY J BATTISTA

PANEL / LINE

6E/116

DATE OF BIRTH

11/24/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/16/1966

HOME OF RECORD

DUNMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lackawanna County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ANTHONY JOSEPH BATTISTA
POSTED ON 11.25.2019
POSTED BY: Bill Chichilla

Tony

Miss you.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Second Lieutenant Anthony Joseph Battista, Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2018

Tony

Tony...Honoring You on your birthday...God bless
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POSTED ON 4.16.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Anthony J. Battista
DATE OF BIRTH: 24-Nov-42
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Scranton, Pennsylvania
HOME OF RECORD:
Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Anthony J. Battista (MCSN: 0-91530), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 16 April 1966. On that date, the Company was in a night defense position in Quang Nam Province, and Lieutenant Battista, Commander of the Second Platoon, was engaged in the defense of the company perimeter. Without warning the platoon came under heavy small-arms fire, automatic weapons and accurate mortar fire from a superior Viet Cong force of battalion size. Without hesitation, Lieutenant Battista moved immediately to points of crisis where he was most needed to render medical aid and encouragement, and to personally supervise the defense of his command. With full knowledge of the hazards involved, and with complete disregard for his own safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire while directing the operations of his forces. Although seriously wounded, he declined medical aid and continued moving from positions to position inspiring his men with his dynamic leadership and courageous fighting spirit until he fell, mortally wounded by fire from an automatic weapon. By his marked courage, brilliant leadership and unswerving devotion to duty, Lieutenant Battista served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 12.21.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT BATTISTA,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY OFFICER. SEMPER FI. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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