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 8.12.2016
POSTED BY: A very very close fried, who treated me like his sister, but meant more to us!

I will remember you eternally, until we meet again inHeaven and wil be together again.

Tony, I remember you today as if it were yesterday. We had many very happy memories that we only knew about. I wish I could have told you then but now it's too late. But please know that in my heart ,you have a very special and privet spot that only you and I and God know about. Sorry about the misspelled word but you knew me and know that my mind was always more on you than I can say. Please rest in peace Tony and know that I have never stopped loving you since the day I met you and wish I had said that many many years ago. I was too afraid to tell anyone how I really felt about you then, so please forgive me for still loving you even today and always. I miss you Tony and I'll never stop missing you or loving you until we meet again. And yes I was upset when you got married.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2016

USN ROTC Classmate

Knew Tony well, was part of his honor guard when he was returned of U.S. He was a great guy, classmate and Marine. Visited the wall and touched his name, very emotional time for me. His loss was truly a tremoundous loss for the world, US and the Marines. Semper Fi!
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POSTED ON 4.16.2016
POSTED BY: David Allen

From a college classmate on the 50th anniversary of Tony's death.

I'm a USAF Vietnam Veteran who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Tony was a classmate at University of Louisville. I didn't know him well but we were in Navy ROTC together for a time until I dropped it. I well remember the Louisville newspaper photo of his wedding, with the Arch of Sabers, around Christmas, 1965. His death in Vietnam just four months later was shattering news. I've got a small copy of his yearbook photo in our home, located where it's viewed all the time. That kind, gentle countenance causes me to ponder. 50 years ago today, in the prime of life he was sacrificed while I was allowed to live. My wife and I pray often for the repose of his soul.
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POSTED ON 9.15.2015
POSTED BY: Janet Hilton

A tribute from a Brief Acqaintance...

Remembering a young lieutenant who came into a uniform store in the town of Quantico, Virginia to purchase Marine uniforms. I worked there in the Summers as a teenager. I remember him as friendly and polite. I was shocked when I learned of his death. For some reason he has stayed in my mind for all these years. I was only 17 at the time. I had my daughter do an etching of his name on the Wall and put it in my hope chest. Thank you Lt. Battista for your service and sacrifice.....Rest in Peace
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POSTED ON 10.17.2014

From an older classmate.

Thank you for your service. I will touch your name on the wall when I visit it again.
I graduated Dunmore High in 1954. I was in "country" during your tour as well as Lt Drazbas. I found out when I made a trip back home for our 60th high school reunion. I salute you Sir, as one veteran to another.
Charles S. Lapsansky
ATCS US Navy Ret.
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