Richard Gilliam

Date of Birth: 02/16/1950
Neighborhood: Germantown
High School: Germantown High School
Street: Heiskell Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 03/19/1969
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 11
Panel Row: 7

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Gilliam's dream was to buy a horne in the country. He left Germantown High School and enlisted in the Marine Corps, unsure of whether or not to pursue a military career. The 19-year-old lance corporal, a field artilIery fire control man, arrived in Vietnam in May 1968 and was assigned to Battery D of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He died in Quang Nam Province on March 19, 1969, when another soldier accidentally detonated a grenade near him. He was survived by his mother and four brothers.

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