Andrew Charles Rabaiotti

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
17 June 1946 - 07 July 1967
East Boston, Massachusetts
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Andrew C Rabaiotti

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Andrew Charles Rabaiotti

01 Apr 2002

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank,
but in simple obedience to duty,
as they understood it."
Confederate Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery

Andy Rabaiotti
Andy (right) with friends Bernie, Chick, and Larry.

From his cousin,
Cheryl Crossman

13 Aug 2004

Remembered by fellow Marines of Platoon 151, 1st. Bn., Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Graduated April 30, 1966. The fourth of five Marines from Plt. 151 killed in action in Vietnam:

We will never forget your sacrifice to your Country and Corps.

From a fellow Marine from Plt 151,
Bernie Schaufenbil

23 Mar 2006

I just wanted to stop by and let you all know that someone cared today about your loved one. May god bless his memory. I have a grandson in the Marines.

From someone who cares,
Sharon Thompson

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1/9 Marines headquarters at Con Thien was situated on a 160-meter high hill, one of three hills forming a ridgeline that paralleled the Demilitarized Zone just to the north. In early July 1967 heavy fighting was the norm in the valley between Con Thien and the DMZ, and the headquarters location was subject to constant rocket and artillery fire from NVA positions in and north of the DMZ. On 7 July, while elements from 1/9, 2/9, 3/9, and 1/3 Marines were heavily engaged below the hill, the Headquarters Company at Con Thien lost 15 men to enemy artillery fire:
  • 1stLt Gatlin J. Howell, Colma, CA (Navy Cross)
  • MSgt Robert C. Dambeck, Altoona, PA
  • SSgt Glendon L. Waters, Dallas, TX
  • Sgt Joel Williams, Little Rock, AR
  • Cpl Kenneth B. Kooser, Connellsville, PA
  • Cpl Peter Moskos, East Bridgewater, MA
  • Cpl Glenn R. Ogburn, Shreveport, LA
  • Cpl Michael B. Smith, Fairfield, CA
  • LCpl Richard R. Davis, Nahant, MA
  • LCpl John H. Ferril, Rockville Centre, NY
  • LCpl Richard H. Lopez, Los Angeles, CA
  • LCpl Andrew C. Rabaiotti, East Boston, MA
  • LCpl Joseph R. Riebli, Port Orchard, WA
  • Pfc William W. Davis, Boston, MA (Delta 1/9)
  • Pfc Thomas R. Walsh, Baldwinsville, NY

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his cousin,
Cheryl Crossman
01 Apr 2002

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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