Virgil Wayne BartonLance Corporal
1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
18 February 1945 - 21 August 1965
San Diego, CA
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The database page for Virgil Wayne Barton
Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1/7 was supposed to land on 13 August 1965 but our mail address was "Marine 13" and the Colonel would not land a "Marine 13" on Friday the 13th so we went ashore on 14 August. Our designation was changed from BLT 1/7 to 1st Bn, 7th Marines, 4th Brigade, but we were then assigned to the 3rd Marine Division. (VirtualWall Note: On arrival of the 1st Marine Division, the 7th Marines were reassigned to 1st MarDiv).
A memorial from another 1/7 Marine|
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)