Anthony Albert DiscepoloLance Corporal
G CO, 2D BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
29 October 1948 - 24 May 1968
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The database page for Anthony Albert Discepolo
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Anthony Discepolo (nicknamed "Butchie") was graduated from West High School, Cleveland. He was interested in Civics, and loved music. At age 15, Butchie was selected to sing at Severens Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra. He was sensitive and artistic.
Butchie enlisted in the Marines at age 18. Although originally scheduled to go through jump school, he received orders to a unit in Vietnam before completing the course.
In Vietnam, Butchie's unit escorted tanks in the fighting and assisted in evacuating the wounded during the Tet Offensive. He was killed in action on Friday, May 24, 1968, at age 19.
From his cousin,
A Note from The Virtual WallLCpl Discepolo was assigned to Golf Company, 2/3 Marines, which lost 16 men in heavy fighting on 24 May 1968:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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