Karlheinz S. Seiberling

Date of Birth: 01/29/1952
Neighborhood: Wissinoming
High School: Abraham Lincoln High School
Street: Stirling Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 02/13/1971
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 27
Panel Row: 14

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Karl Seiberling bad a premonition of his death, writing home from Vietnam just before he died: An angel came down from heaven yesterday she spread her wings over me she said she was going to come back tomorrow. And I said; fly on sweet angel fly on through the sky tomorrow I'm going to be by your side. Seiberling had dropped out of Lincoln High School in his senior year to enlist in the Marines. He had run track at Lincoln, worked at John F. Kennedy Hospital and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Plum and Tackawanna streets. The lance corporal, a rifleman, was assigned to Company B of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. 1st Marine Division. Seiberling was killed on Feb. 13, 1972 in Quang Nam Province when a hand grenade he was carrying exploded accidentally. He bad celebrated his 20th birthday two weeks earlier. Survivors included his parents and a sister.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial