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HONORED ON PANEL 41W, LINE 36 OF THE WALL

VENUS DEWHIT PAYTON JR

WALL NAME

VENUS D PAYTON JR

PANEL / LINE

41W/36

DATE OF BIRTH

11/26/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

OAKLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Alameda County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VENUS DEWHIT PAYTON JR
POSTED ON 11.26.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 4.9.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Venus Payton, Thank you for your service as a Basic Operational Communication Man. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Easter Friday. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.26.2017

Ground Casualty

PFC Venus D. Payton Jr. was trained as a basic operational communications man serving with Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF. On October 9, 1968, PFC Payton was performing his duties on a bridge between Quang Tri Combat Base and Quang Tri City when a passing truck knocked him in the river below. He was fatally injured in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 10.9.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 10.5.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Venus Dewhit Payton Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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