Willie J. Washington

Date of Birth: 07/08/1949
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School:
Street: W. Redner Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 11/18/1968
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 32
Panel Row: 3

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Washington worked in a candy factory, operating a machine that rolled hot candy into strips for cutting, before joining the Marine Corps in May 1968. The I9-year-old private first class trained to be a rifleman and was sent to Vietnam, where he was assigned to Company I of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Washington died in Quang Tn Province on Nov. 18, 1968, during Operation Lancaster II. He was Survived by his parents.

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