Online version Volume 29 Issue 02 Newsletter August 2017


"The One Seven Newsletter" and our "In Remembrance" KIA list are now available to view or download and print in PDF format by clicking on the "Newsletter" graphic to the left or the "Wall" graphic on the right.

On September 15, 2011 the name of LCpl Glenn Lee Willis C Co. One Seven who was wounded on 14 May 1970 and died on 1 June 1970 as a result of his wounds was added to the "IN REMEMBRANCE - HONOR ROLL". His death had not been reported in the Unit Diary or Roster, and his Casualty report listed another Marine Unit in error. Because of this unit error and a verification of his SRB the error was discovered, with additional information I was able to confirm he was with C/1/7 when wounded and will finally be Honored as one of our own. Victor Vilionis

On May 6, 2009 the name of GySgt Enrique Valdez B Co. One Seven who was wounded 26 August 1969 and died 4 February 1994 from his wounds was inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. 565 men of One Seven have paid the ultimate price of Freedom with their lives.

In May, 2012 the name of Cpl Frank Anthony Neary D Co. One Seven who was wounded 24 February 1967 and died 22 November 2006 from his wounds was inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. 565 men of One Seven have paid the ultimate price of Freedom with their lives.

MONUMENT FOR OUR FALLEN

We can and we will build a monument at the Marine Corps National Museum Park to honor our One Seven Marines and Corpsmen who fell during the Vietnam War. Donations are encouraged and are being accepted, you may download the online form to send in your contribution.

Monument Donation Form

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News Articles published about our 1st Battalion Marines

"The Vietnam Vet and his long lost Friend" BGen. Neil (Ret) a former platoon commander in Delta Company 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, return to VIetnam.

"Man thrived in war but not in Peace" Cpl. Ronnie Tisdale, Alpha Company 1st Battalion, 7th Marines no longer with us but will always be remembered.

Back to Vietnam Article from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL by Francis J. West about One Seven Marines who were assigned to a CAC unit.

Marine fulfills pledge to dying buddy Article from The Philadelphia Daily News by Ron Goldwyn about Ken Hollingsworth's quest to find his dying Marine friends family.