George Lee SilvaLance Corporal
L CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
11 June 1948 - 23 February 1969
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The database page for George Lee Silva
George is remembered by his mother and father, Joe and Jean Silva, and his only sister, Elizabeth Silva Breeze. He was and still is in all of our hearts and is remembered and missed by many friends and family.
We will always love him ...
It's been 33 1/2 years, buddy. Holbrook, Sergeant Mescher, Giangroso and I are trying to get together next month. I wish you were there to join us, brother. I remember how you and I ate that Gallo Salami my Mom sent us from San Francisco the day before we got hit. Us Nor-Cal boys had to stick together... Gotta go now, 'Gunner'.
A Note from The Virtual WallFrom the 3/7 Marines Command Chronology for February 1969:
"During the period 22-28 February 1969 the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines was engaged in heavy contact with NVA forces throughout the [Tactical Area of Responsibility]. This contact was in conjunction with the enemy TET offensive." ...
Fourteen men from Lima 3/7, including the Company Commander, were killed in action during the engagements outlined above:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 May 2002
Last updated 08/10/2009