John Perry GilliamPrivate First Class
D CO, 1ST BN, 7TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
25 March 1944 - 26 February 1966
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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.
On arrival of the 1st Marine Division, the 7th Marines were reassigned to 1st MarDiv.
A memorial from a fellow 1/7 Marine,|
who wishes to remain anonymous.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)