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Here is some information on your fathers brother below. He was with F Company 2nd BN 4th Marines
Command Report from 2nd BN 4th Marines:
MILITARY SERVICE M USMC [United States Marine Corps] COUNTRY OF CASUALTY VS Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) TYPE OF CASUALTY A2 Hostile - Died of Wounds REFERENCE NUMBER 1435 1435 NAME KELLEY WILLIAM ROBERT KELLEY WILLIAM ROBERT DATE RECORD PROCESSED 6608 6608 SOCIAL SECURITY OR SERVICE # 2101665 2101665 MILITARY GRADE LCPL LANCE CORPORAL PAY GRADE E3 PRIVATE FIRST CLASS (U.S. ARMY) or AIRMAN FIRST CLASS (U.S. AIR FORCE) or LANCE CORPORAL (U.S. MARINE CORPS) or GRADE/RATE ABBREVIATIONS WITH FIRST COLUMN: A,C,D,F,H,S,or T; SECOND COLUMN: A; THIRD AND FOURTH COLUMNS: BLANK (U.S. NAVY, U.S. COAST GUARD) DATE OF DEATH or DATE DECLARED DEAD (MM/DD/YYYY) 08/28/66 08/28/1966 HOME OF RECORD CITY CITRONELLE CITRONELLE HOME OF RECORD STATE CODE 01 Alabama SERVICE OCCUPATIONAL CODE 0311 Rifleman (USMC) DATE OF BIRTH (MM/DD/YYYY) 01/24/46 01/24/1946 REASON D Gunshot or Small Arms Fire AIRCRAFT OR NOT AIRCRAFT 7 Ground Casualty RACE C Caucasian RELIGION CODE 72 Protestant- No Denominational Preference LENGTH OF SERVICE 02 2 MARITAL STATUS S Single (Spouse Not Listed) SEX M Male CITIZEN CODE 1 U.S. POSTHUMOUS PROMOTION 0 Not Posthumously Promoted DATE TOUR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA BEGAN (MM/DD/YYYY) LAST RECORD CODE 1 Final Record BODY RECOVERED OR NOT * Body Recovered AGE 20 20 COMPONENT R Regular (RA, USN, USAF, USMC, USCG) COMMENTS TYPE PROVINCE CODE 01 Military Region 1 - Quang Tri CORPCD 01 01 PROCD 2 2 FLAG _ _
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