Date of Birth: 12/06/1948
Neighborhood: Southwest Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia Catholic High School
Street: Conestoga Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 05/27/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 20
Panel Row: 4
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McNamara was proud to be a Marine and volunteered for duty in Vietnam. He left West Catholic High School in May 1967 to enlist, and worked as a restaurant helper before being called to duty. The 19-year old lance corporal, an automatic rifleman, was assigned to Company M of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, McNamara died on May 27, 1968, in Khe Sanh. Qang "Fri Province. He was survived by his father, three brothers and a sister.