Date of Birth: 10/29/1947
High School: Cardinal Dougherty High School
Street: Reach Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 07/30/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 29
Panel Row: 3
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Spadaro and a friend enlisted together in the Marine Corps in September 1966. The 1965 Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate always dreamed about being a Marine and felt he was doing the right thing joining up, his father said. Spadaro trained to be a machine gunner. In February 1967, he was sent to Vietnam with members of the 1st Marine Division and assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. The 19-year-old lance corporal died in Quang Nam Province on July 30, 1967. He was survived by his parents and a sister.