Rowland Joseph AdamoliCorporal
A CO, 1ST AMTRAC BN, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
18 May 1940 - 18 August 1965
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Photo courtesy of his nephew, Matt Primus
The database page for Rowland Joseph Adamoli
Rowland Adamoli was the first Philadelphian to be killed in action in the Republic of Vietnam.
A memorial from a nephew's friend,
Corporal Adamoli's memory is kept alive by his surviving children and their families.
Karen Adamoli LeBlanc and her husband SSgt Al LeBlanc USMC (Ret) have three children and one grandchild: Jade, James, and Chase LeBlanc. Jade has a daughter named Lisa.
Heidi Adamoli Boone Harting and her husband SSgt Greg Harting USMC have one son: Michael.
If there is anyone who would like to share memories with Cpl Adamoli's family, please contact us.
Gregory D Harting, SSgt USMC
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
I was a friend of his brothers Mario and Carl.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 18 August 1965, elements of the 3rd and 4th Marines made simultaneous amphibious and airborne assaults in an area about 10 miles south of Chu Lai. The purpose of OPERATION STARLITE was to cut off and destroy the 1st VC Regiment (60th Bn, 80th Bn, 52nd VC Co, and a Weapons Company).
The landings met only light resistance but heavy fighting broke out as the Marines deployed from the LZs. During the fighting, a resupply convoy from A Company, 1st AMTRACS, came under intense enemy mortar, recoilless rifle, and small-arms fire. Of the 23 Marines assigned to the convoy, six were killed including the officer in command, 2LT R. F. Cochran, and several others wounded. When the convoy was relieved, 60 enemy bodies were found on the battlefield.
The six men from Alpha Company, 1st AMTRACS, who died in the fighting were
Rowland Joseph Adamoli,
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Heidi Adamoli Harting
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 11 Jun 2001
Last updated 07/20/2006