PHILLIP A LOTTA
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HONORED ON PANEL 5E, LINE 77 OF THE WALL

PHILLIP ANTHONY LOTTA

WALL NAME

PHILLIP A LOTTA

PANEL / LINE

5E/77

DATE OF BIRTH

06/12/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/25/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SACRAMENTO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sacramento County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PHILLIP ANTHONY LOTTA
POSTED ON 11.23.2021
POSTED BY: Kathileen Lotta

Your Loving "Wife", Kathileen Lotta

I know you know this because talk to you a dozen ties a day, even now. Funny but, though that little wedding we had down at the river wasn't really legal, marrying ourselves to one another, baby brother as our "spokesman", and me having been legally married 3 other times to 2-timing jackasses, ours is STILL the only marriage that counts as far as I'm concerned. I'm 73, now. Remember? When you got back I'd be 18 by then and we'd get married legally, no longer needing my "mother's signature. You know, after you left, your (our) Dad said he would have signed off as my Dad and we could have gotten married at City Hall. Guess you know about all that, now, though. Hope I see you pretty soon. Keep trying to get ahold of Robbie (Uddy) but now I've lost track of his phone number. Try on his facebook page but no answer. I love and miss you so much but I still have that goofy picture of you standing beside the Country Club Bowling Alley, down the way from the record store where we used to go into and listen to records while ... smiling and dancing in that tiny booth.And remember sitting in one of the back tables in the HofBraugh? Putting horseradish in with the pickles? We could be so honery. I remember that day when Gigi, my pinto, rared up going uphill in that pasture and flipped over backward on top of me. You were riding Max, up ahead of me one second and picking me up in your arms the next second, carrying me to your truck, then off to the hospital ER. After the doctor said X-rays looked fine, nothing broken, we went back, got back on the horses, and finished our ride down the the river and back, mostly laughing and joking all the way. I look at your picture every day, night, right beside my bed. My favorite is that one with your hip cocked to your left, standing that way just to make me smile. That grin you had - like you were trying not to let me know you were about to crack up? And those off-white jeans you were wearing that I pegged so tight you couldn't get them off because your feet were too big?And you had your blue plaid Pendleton? Your (our) Mom gave that and your P-coat to me. I moved in and they gave me your room. I used to curl up with your pillow and cry every night. I can't help but smile every time I look at you in that picture, wondering what you think f me now at 73. I have missed you so much for so very many years, now. There was never anyone who came close to having you always first in my heart. NO ONE could take your place.
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POSTED ON 10.25.2020
POSTED BY: Bob Halvorsen

Best Friend

You and Thom Stanfield, Mark Lowe, and I, Bob Halvorsen rode our Honda 50s proudly to El Camino High School , when we were 16 years old. We were so happy. We were so unaware what was waiting for us in Viet Jam. I miss you everyday. Thom and I are still friends. Our friendship and memories of you will be with us forever.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 5.5.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Phillip Lotta, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon just passed, and it is still sad. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.22.2019
POSTED BY: Robbie Lotta

My Brother

Been 53yrs my brother, I wished you were here. I needed you so much as I'm crying while posting this, I know Heaven is where your resting with our Mother and Father myself, I may not make it there. Love you my only sibling and I have too thank you for your service but it's still hard for me to accept a war that wasn't needed and all the other's that were taken for, ACTUALLY NO REASON. Love you Uddy.
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