ELMO MARINELLI
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

ELMO MARINELLI

WALL NAME

ELMO MARINELLI

PANEL / LINE

16E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

01/15/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ANSONIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Haven County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELMO MARINELLI
POSTED ON 5.12.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your brother Dario is moving and reflects the anguish experienced by so many families that lost loved ones in this war. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 2.27.2021

Final Mission of PFC Elmo Marinelli

Operation Prairie was a U.S. military operation in Quang Tri Province, RVN, from February 1 to March 18, 1967, which sought to eliminate North Vietnamese Army (NVA) forces south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). On March 12th, K Company,3/4 Marines conducted and early morning patrol four miles southeast of Con Thien (Hill 158). At 5:13 AM, they observed three figures moving down a trail. The Marines opened fire on the suspected enemy personnel with unknown results. At 7:00 AM, they swept an area where an ambush had previously been sprung. They located one enemy body when they were taken under fire by a small group of NVA soldiers. The Marines returned fire and assaulted the enemy position. During the battle, rifleman PFC Elmo Marinelli was hit by enemy gunfire, suffering a fatal penetrating wound to his heart. A second Marine was wounded. Five NVA were confirmed killed with a sixth probable. The patrol captured three AK-47 rifles with seven loaded magazines. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines (Rein), 3rd Marine Division, March 1967 at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 6.16.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Elmo Marinelli, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Flag Day just passed, and the birthday of the Army. 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 6.23.2018
POSTED BY: Charlie DiLisio

To my great friend

"EMO", You were a wonderful friend, son and brother. I have many memories over the years of our many adventures. I will never forget when I got the phone call from my Mother that you were KIA in Nam. I wish I had saved your letters you sent me. Your spirit lives on thru all who knew you and the world was a much better place with you in it. R.I.P. my brother, until we meet again. Semper Fi!
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POSTED ON 6.1.2016
POSTED BY: Jane Treacy Musbek

Elmo Marinelli

My sister and I were good friends with the Marinelli family. I remember how very sad everyone was to hear the devasting news of Elimo being killing, as he was going to be coming home within a short time. I remember the family was so debased as they were a very close family. Big Italian diner every Sunday. I miss Elmo, he was a very nice young man. Thank you for your service to protect our country. RIP Elmo
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