The database page for John Richard Sibilly
"John Sibilly was a true gentleman. Soft spoken, thoughtful, just a wonderful friend to have. In early '67 we were standing security on Highway 9 between Dong Ha and Khe Sanh. My memory is horrible, so details escape me. We were on bridge security for a short time. John and I shared many pleasant hours during the long days and nights. We had lost Mike Baronowski shortly before that, and I was a little reluctant to make new friends. But John was persistent. I recognized the gentleman in him, and I came to love him like a brother, as I had Mike.
"Unlike the brutal shot that killed Mike, John was wounded, went into shock and died. So while I miss Mike desperately, forgive me if I say that I find myself "angry" with John. He didn't have to die ... and there are times when that hurts more than all the others..."
Placed by a 3/3 brother,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines' September 1967 Command Chronology addresses the events of 07 Sep in several places; the first mention is extracted as follows:
An entry on the following page notes that four 3/3 Marines were killed in the fighting, which lasted for several hours, while 46 wounded required evacuation, one of whom died - Sergeant Sibilly. The five US dead were
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a 3/3 brother,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 04 Jul 2008
Last updated 11/13/2010