Joseph A. Weber

Date of Birth: 04/23/1950
Neighborhood: Kensington
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. Hope Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 02/24/1969
Province of Casualty: Quang Tri
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 32
Panel Row: 6

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Weber enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1967 the day after his 17th birthday and left Thomas Edison High School to fulfill a long time dream of joining what he considered to be the best branch in the military. The 18 year old private first class, a rifleman, was assigned to Company B of the 1st Battalion 4th Marines 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam "He wanted to stay {in Vietnam} a little longer to keep some other poor guy from coming over" his mother recalled. Weber died on Feb. 24, 1969, when a grenade accidentally exploded near his tent. He was survived by his mother and a sister

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