HONORED ON PANEL 35E, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS PENNETTI

WALL NAME

FRANCIS PENNETTI

PANEL / LINE

35E/26

DATE OF BIRTH

06/15/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR FRANCIS PENNETTI
POSTED ON 3.24.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - February 1, 1968

Lance Cpl. Francis J. Pennetti, 20, was killed January 24 while serving as a squad leader with the 3d Marine Division, 26th Infantry (sic), when he was struck by enemy mortar fire. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pasqual Pennetti, of 4641 N. 9th st.
Cpl. Pennetti attended Roxbourgh High School before enlisting in the Marines in July, 1966. He served four months at the Quantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba prior to reporting to Vietnam last July.
According to a brother, Joseph, 26, Cpl. Pennetti wrote home frequently and stated he was proud to be in Vietnam where he could help the South Vietnamese. The family last heard from him five weeks ago, however, when he wrote and said he was anticipating a rest and recreation leave in either Hawaii or Japan.
Survivors, beside his parents and brother, Joseph, are three other brothers: Vincent, 18; Charles, 16, and Robert, 14; two sisters, Mrs. Rita Englhorn, 29, and Theresa, 10; and a grandfather, Malcomb Cornell.
The family lived at 3674 Stanton st., East Falls, until about a week ago, and Cpl. Pennetti grew up there.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 3.7.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin - February 1, 1968

Killed by Communist mortar fire on January 24 was Lance Corp. Francis J. Pennetti, 20, who quit Roxborough High School as a junior two years ago to enlist in the Marines.
Pennetti served in Cuba for four months and was sent to Vietnam seven months ago. His family moved from their home in East Falls only last week to 4641 N. 9th st.
His father, Pasquale, served in the Seebees in World War II and a brother, Joseph, was in the Army from 1962 to 1964.
Other survivors include three brothers, Vincent, Charles and Robert, and two sisters, Mrs. Rita Engelthorn and Miss Theresa Pennetti.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 1.24.2004
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you LCPL Francis Pennetti

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Francis Pennetti, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you LCPL Francis Pennetti, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 10.3.2002
POSTED BY: Robert Greer

Proud to be a Marine

Francis J. Pennetti
Stanton Street, East Falls

“Frankie” Pennetti was proud to be a Marine and proud to be in Vietnam, a brother recalled. He attended Roxborough High School before enlisting in the Marine Corps in July 1966. The 20-year-old lance corporal, a rifleman, was sent to Vietnam and assigned to the 3rd Battalion of the 26th Marines. Pennetti died in Quang Tri Province on January 24, 1968. He was survived by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
... from the Philadelphia Daily News
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