ALBERTO COLON
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HONORED ON PANEL 40E, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

ALBERTO COLON

WALL NAME

ALBERTO COLON

PANEL / LINE

40E/37

DATE OF BIRTH

01/13/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/20/1968

HOME OF RECORD

BAYSIDE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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POSTED ON 7.11.2018

Final Mission of PFC Alberto Colon

On February 20, 1968, a patrol from G Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, was moving along the bank of the Thu Bon River, two miles northeast of Liberty Bridge in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when they spotted seven enemy soldiers with weapons. Six of the enemy were swimming in the river and the seventh was on the bank. The Marines fired on the enemy soldiers who then fled into a tree line and disappeared, leaving behind a rifle on the river bank. Artillery was called on the enemy’s position which landed on target. Two of the Marines from the patrol attempted to retrieve the left-behind rifle by crossing the river utilizing logs to traverse the waters. The two men became separated, and one of them, 1LT Richard J. Kelley, went under and disappeared. The other Marine made it to the other side, grabbed the enemy rifle, and safely returned. A reaction force of two squads with a boat was dispatched to the scene to help locate the missing officer. During the search, the boat with eight Marines aboard came under enemy small arms fire from the southern bank, with the Marines returning fire. Two members of the search party were killed, and four others wounded. The boat and its engine were damaged in the attack; however, they were able to successfully beach the craft on the north side of the river. Other G Company, 2/7 Marines arrived at the engagement and poured fire on the enemy’s position. The two lost Marines from the search party were 1LT Dennis D. King and PFC Alberto Colon. There was no evidence of enemy casualties. 1LT Kelley, the Marine who went missing in the river, was located the following day and recovered by a reaction force from Company H, 2/7 Marines. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology, 7th Marines, February 1968]
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Linda Amill

Alberto Colon

Dear Alberto,
Thank you for your service and the sacrifice that you made so that we can live in free country. We were in high school together and I will never forget you. Your letters to me were very special. May you rest in peace in heaven and may we meet again.
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POSTED ON 1.1.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC Alberto Colon,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Today starts 2018, Happy New Year, and it is the 8th 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 1.13.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Alberto Colon, Served with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 2.20.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Marine
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