Nicholas Marino

Date of Birth: 12/19/1949
Neighborhood: Overbrook
High School: Overbrook High School
Street: N. 62 Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 09/10/1968
Province of Casualty:
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 19
Panel Row: 3

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At 5 feet 6 inches, Marino never was the tallest player in the many football and baseball games be played, but be usually was the toughest. He was the 1967 All-Public Baseball Player of the Year, the same year he graduated from Overbrook High School. He was an outstanding linebacker as well on the Overbrook varsity football team. Marine went on to study architectural drafting at Dobbins Vocational High School. He joined the Marine Corps in November 1967. He was ordered to Vietnam the following year and assigned to Company I of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He had to do "his duty as he saw fit," as a family member put it. The 18-year-old lance corporal, a rifleman, died in Quang Tin Province on Sept. 10, 1968. He was survived by his mother, a brother and sister.

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