GERALD L POPPA
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HONORED ON PANEL 50W, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

GERALD LELAND POPPA

WALL NAME

GERALD L POPPA

PANEL / LINE

50W/45

DATE OF BIRTH

07/21/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SALINAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monterey County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

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POSTED ON 6.4.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Gerald Poppa, Thank you for your service as a Radio Telegraph Operator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Memorial Day just passed when our nation remembers your sacrifice. 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 8.1.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 7.21.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant Gerald Leland Poppa, Served with the Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.4.2016
POSTED BY: Tom Okura

We went to 1st recon in vietnam together. Only the two of us from our plane.

Hello Tom,
I was in 2nd force recon in the states. I had always heard that your team was wiped out and did not get a chance to even make any contact but I only saw your name on the list of dead in 1st recon battalion. This January I was looking in force recon and saw your name and the team you were with. It was a Force Recon Team. Now I know the answer. You were going out on a patrol our 3rd day in Nam and I was going to a relay station. My 4th day in Nam a team called Petrified was hit and the radioman died in the first 15-20 seconds as I was talking to him. I think I decided that day that I wanted to get out of recon. I got back to the rear and they were looking for guys for CAP. I volunteered for it. I was in 1st CAG in Chu Lai and Tam ky. I made it home.
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POSTED ON 1.24.2016
POSTED BY: david boudreaux

fallen heroes

lay me down in the cold cold ground where many brave veterans have gone.
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