Lewis N. Welch

Date of Birth: 07/03/1944
Neighborhood: Kensington
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. Hancock Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 05/17/1966
Province of Casualty: Thua Thien
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 32
Panel Row: 8

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Welsh had enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1962 after attending Thomas Edison High School. He had nearly completed his four-year enlistment and had signed up for an additional two years, hoping to be assigned to the Philadelphia Naval Base, when he was killed in Vietnam on May 17, 1966. The 21-year-old grenadier had been assigned to Company D of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines 3rd Marine Division. He was survived by his mother.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial