VINCENT S COLES
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HONORED ON PANEL 61E, LINE 8 OF THE WALL

VINCENT SAMSON COLES

WALL NAME

VINCENT S COLES

PANEL / LINE

61E/8

DATE OF BIRTH

02/27/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

NEWARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR VINCENT SAMSON COLES
POSTED ON 12.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC Vincent Coles,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. December is almost gone, along with all the preparations. It is the 5th Day of Christmas. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.28.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Vincent Samson Coles, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.16.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Marine.

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POSTED ON 6.10.2013
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Newark Evening News, May 21, 1968

Marine Pfc. Vincent S. Coles, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samson Coles of 274 W. Kinney St., Newark.


Marine Pfc. Coles was sent to Vietnam Feb. 14, two weeks before his 18th birthday. He was killed in action in Quang Tri May 16.


A lifelong resident of Newark, Pfc. Coles went to local grammar schools and attended Newark Vocational School before enlisting. He was assigned to the 3rd battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.


His last letter home Saturday told of two buddies being seriously wounded and he wrote his father, 'I feel something is going to happen.' His father, Samson Coles, said he conducted himself 'like the soldier he was.'


Pfc. Coles entered the Marine Corps in March 1966 and trained at Camp Lejeune and Parris Island, S.C. Besides his parents he leaves one sister, Mrs. Doris Burns of Newark.

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POSTED ON 5.13.2013
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

PFC Vincent S. Coles, USMC

PFC Vincent S. Coles, USMC

PFC Vincent S. Coles, USMC



Marine Corps Recruit Depot - Parris Island, SC



Third Battalion


Platoon 353



Commenced Training: 23 March 1967


Completed Training: 18 May 1967



SDI - GSGT C.D. Mortis


ADI - GSGT R.C. Smith


ADI - SSGT R.W. Bradley


ADI - SGT J.C. Pleasants



Photo submitted by Marine Joe Pleasants, Assistant Drill Instructor of Platoon 353.



Semper Fidelis, Marine!

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