Lewis Clarence GillsCorporal
H CO, 2ND BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
13 September 1946 - 16 August 1968
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The database page for Lewis Clarence Gills
"YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE,
I LOVE YOU, BIG BROTHER
Even though I did not know my cousin Lewis he rests in my heart as a good man and a great Marine. You are my role model, therefore I am following in your footsteps by enlisting in the Marine Corps for you. God bless you, Cuz.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn August 1968 the 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines was tasked with providing security around the Danang military complex. Part of this mission required heavy patrolling of the so-called "rocket belt" around Danang - the area from which the enemy could launch rocket attacks against the Danang bases.
The 2/27 Command Chronology for the month reports that at 0730 on 16 August a squad patrol from 2nd Platoon, Hotel Company approaching a treeline was fired on by .30 caliber, AK-47s, rocket propelled grenades, and between 12 and 18 mortar rounds. Two other squads responded and the Marines swept the area. One Marine was killed and two wounded; one North Vietnamese Army soldier was killed and two captured.
The Marine who died was Cpl Lewis C. Gills.
Lewis Clarence Gills,
Corporal, United States Marine Corps,
rests in Plot H-1437,
Hampton VA Medical Center Cemetery,
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Christine Gills Scott
110 Village Drive, Garden City, Ga 31408
7 Dec 2001
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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