Clifton SpillerLance Corporal
E CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
24 April 1942 - 28 September 1968
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The photo and following article are taken from The Philadelphia Inquirer for October 1, 1968.
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe Marines at Landing Zone Margo in the Cam Lo River Valley west of the village of Cam Lo were subjected to merciless bombardment during the latter part of September 1968. LZ Margo was within range of heavy weapons situated within the Demilitarized Zone, and while counter-battery artillery and air strikes were used against the NVA artillery they were less than effective in knocking out guns emplaced in caves and tunnels. Thirty Marines are known to have died at LZ Margo:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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