ERNEST D PERINOTTO
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

ERNEST DAVID PERINOTTO

WALL NAME

ERNEST D PERINOTTO

PANEL / LINE

38W/4

DATE OF BIRTH

09/18/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ALLENTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lehigh County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ERNEST DAVID PERINOTTO
POSTED ON 10.14.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Remember to save for them a place inside of you, and save one backward glance when you are leaving, for the places they can no longer go...
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POSTED ON 2.8.2023
POSTED BY: Wayne Douglas

Boot Camp Friend

Plt. 221, P.I. I remember when you burned your hands so seriously on the ropes that you had to have them wrapped in surgical gloves. You made Pfc out of boot camp, and your orders, after Vietnam, were for Embassy School. At LeJuene, a lot of guys from 221 started showing up at the hospital with hepatitis, you and me included. We were there for most of the summer, 1968. I remember your great sense of humor. You were the best Marine in the platoon. Wars always take the best of what our country has. You are still missed all these years later.
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POSTED ON 4.21.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Ernest Perinotto, Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the Easter season. 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 9.18.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Ernest David Perinotto, Served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.17.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation (full)

Ernest D. Perinotto
Date of death: November 17, 1968
Home of record: Allentown Pennsylvania
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Ernest D. Perinotto (MCSN: 2438154), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman with Company B, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the afternoon of 17 November 1968, while acting as the Point Man on a patrol through the rain swollen rice paddies near the village of Bo Ban in Quang Nam Province, Private First Class Perinotto alertly detected and engaged a well-concealed North Vietnamese Army force. An aggressive attack rendered the enemy's position untenable and forced them to flee toward a stream to their rear. Rapidly assessing the situation, Private First Class Perinotto fearlessly exposed himself to North Vietnamese fire as he ran across the inundated rice paddies in pursuit of the enemy and killed two of the hostile soldiers. Upon reaching the bank of the stream, he boldly entered the water when an enemy soldier, concealed along the stream bank, opened fire. Whirling around, Private First Class Perinotto began delivering return fire, and in the ensuing fire fight, he was seriously wounded. Determined to destroy the enemy he refused to seek cove and resolutely continued fighting. Observing the North Vietnamese soldier throwing a hand grenade, Private First Class Perinotto shot and killed him before he was mortally wounded by the exploding hostile grenade. His resolute determination and heroic actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of many of his fellow Marines. By his courage, bold initiative and unswerving devotion to duty, Private First Class Perinotto upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Action Date: November 17, 1968

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company B

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 7th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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