Date of Birth: 10/12/1948
Neighborhood: West Oak Lane
High School: Germantown High School
Street: Nolan Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 07/14/1969
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 11
Panel Row: 8
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Gillingham left Germantown high School in April 1968, two months before he would have graduated, to enlist in the Marine Corps. He was sent to Vietnam in December 1968 and assigned to Company D of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. The private first class, a rifleman. sent taped messages to his family and friends, and was counting the days until he could go borne. He died on July 14. 1969, in Quang Nam Province at the age of 20. Survivors included his parents and a brother.