Date of Birth: 07/02/1949
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 09/04/1969
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
Panel Row: 10
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The 20-year-old private first class was a laboratory technician at Metropolitan Hospital before he joined the Marine Corps in February 1969. Small was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company G of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed on Sept. 4, 1969, six weeks after arriving in the war zone, in Quang Nam Province, when a grenade from friendly forces exploded near him. Survivors included his mother and stepfather.