Victor Anthony Spadaro

Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
29 October 1947 - 30 July 1967
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Victor Anthony Spadaro

8 Jun 2001

The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop,
At a late or early hour.

From a cousin.
E-mail address is not available.

19 Oct 2003

The photos and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.

Spadaro and a friend enlisted together in the Marine Corps in September 1966. The 1965 Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate always dreamed about being a Marine and felt he was doing the right thing joining up, his father said. Spadaro trained to be a machine gunner. In February 1967, he was sent to Viet Nam with members of the 1st Marine Division and assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. The 19-year-old lance corporal died in Quang Nam Province on July 30, 1967. He was survived by his parents and a sister.


From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
Jim McIlhenney

01 Sep 2007

The land of the free
and the home of the brave
Could only exist out of
the sacrifice you gave

As time passes by
and memories fade
You are not forgotten
for the sacrifices you made

It was a sorrowful time
when you gave your all
I held back the tears
at the Vietnam Wall

Now I tell my family and friends
If given the chance you'd do it again
So let it be known far and wide
LCpl Victor A. Spadaro USMC is the source of great family pride!

From a cousin,
Vince Spataro
1141 Barbados Street, Deltona, Fl 32725

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 30 July 1967 Charlie Company 1/1 Marines lost three men to mines while operating about 3 kilometers east-southeast of Hoi An:
  • Sgt Richard W. Toschi, Renton, WA;
  • LCpl John C. Gemborys, Gardner, MA; and
  • LCpl Victor A. Spadaro, Philadelphia, PA.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 8 Jun 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009