NORMAN E COLOSANTI
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

NORMAN EDWARD COLOSANTI

WALL NAME

NORMAN E COLOSANTI

PANEL / LINE

33E/47

DATE OF BIRTH

08/08/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/05/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PORTLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

ME

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAN EDWARD COLOSANTI
POSTED ON 1.12.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 1.10.2020
POSTED BY: Larry Harper

C 2/1 196 LIB

On the morning of 05 January, Charlie Company, 2/1st Infantry, 196 Light Infantry Brigade contacted a larger and very aggressive North Vietnamese Army force. In a day-long fight, the outnumbered Americans managed to avoid being surrounded and at nightfall were able to establish a reasonable defensive position on more favorable terrain. Shortly after midnight on 05/06 January the NVA attacked the Charlie 2/1 position but were unable to over-run it. By dawn the NVA were withdrawing into the hills and US reinforcements were relieving Charlie 2/1. Twenty men from Charlie 2/1 196 LIB were killed in the engagement:
• 05 January:
1. 1LT Robert R. Lewis, Pierre, SD
2. PSGT Alvin S. Johnson, Hampton, VA
3. SGT Albert M. Carwithen, Charleston, WV
4. PFC Norman E. Colosanti, Portland, ME
5. PFC Guillermo De Leon, Uvalde, TX
6. PFC George Gonsalves, Corvallis, OR
7. PFC Florian H. Kuss, Strasburg, ND
8. PFC Lafon W. Ladson, Jacksonville, FL
9. PFC Gary W. Runk, Gettysburg, PA
• 06 January:
1. 1LT Bromley German, Waterbury, CN
2. 2LT Steven C. Drake, Kirkwood, MO
3. 2LT Gerald W. Norton, Dallas, TX
4. SSG William E. Bernard, Columbus, GA
5. SGT Harold Smith, New Paris, PA
6. CPL Eric R. Fassitt, Dorchester, MA
7. SP4 Jerry W. Gilliand, Marion, NC
8. SP4 James Turner, Detroit, MI
9. CPL Leland Stewart, Monrovia, CA
10. PFC Edward J. Drew, Des Moines, IA
11. PFC Jordan E. Ramey, Columbia, SC
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POSTED ON 2.27.2019
POSTED BY: COL Tom Pike

Hiep Duc Valley C 2-1

Killed while engaging a squad on VC in the Hiep Duc Valley. Later that day, the company was engaged by a VC battalion and suffered heavy casualties.

The unit was the 1st VC Regiment, 2nd NVA Division.

Interested in talking to anyone who served in the unit at the time. Www.tfpike.com
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POSTED ON 1.1.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

THANK YOU

Dear PFC Norman Colosanti,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 50th anniversary is soon, so sad. 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 11.10.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Norman Edward Colosanti, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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