Charles Joseph AntonellyCorporal
HMM-161, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
31 May 1945 - 06 November 1965
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The database page for Charles Joseph Antonelly
"SEMPER FIDELIS"To be "Always Faithful" is both the least that we owe
and an exact description of what we owe
to these men.
A memorial initiated by his cousin,
27 May 2007
I just wanted to wish you Happy Birthday and thank you once again for sacrificing your life for our freedom.
I miss you and love you very much.
The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987.
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
We were sitting on the corner of Salmon and Indiana. Someone walked up and said "Did you hear Chas got killed?". Some events you remember through your life.
From a friend,
Thank you for protecting those you did not know but your Love for your country and its constitution means more to those you did not know than you will ever know.
If it wasn't for men and women like you our country would be very different and we wouldn't have the many freedoms we have and enjoy now.
From an American,
"Antonelly" was my sit on the step special friend. I remember the day he joined the Marines and when he safely came home. Charlie and I were walking from Salmon and Indiana to my house on Mercer Street when he told me he was going to re-enlist. I tried to talk him out of it and my mother tried to talk him out of it but we couldn't. As he said good-bye to us he said, "Don't worry, you can't kill a good Marine." Those words have echoed in my house and in my mind since then. Those were his last words on his smiling face. I didn't see him again until I viewed a special soldier and a special friend covered by glass. Today on Charlie's birthday, I want to remember him and let him know that his memory as a special friend and a brave Marine will always remain in my heart and prayers. God bless "Antonelly".
From a close friend,
A Note from The Virtual WallWhile the database entry implies Cpl Antonelly was killed in a helicopter crash, he was fatally injured in a ground maintenance accident involving a UH-34 helicopter.
Corporal, United States Marine Corps,
was buried on 22 November 1965 in
Plot Y03316A, Beverly National Cemetery,
Beverly, Burlington County, New Jersey,
surrounded by other men of honor and integrity.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Sep 2001
Last updated 11/21/2007