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Lawrence Joseph Virgilio

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

2220318

D Company
First Battalion
Fifth Marines
First Marine Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 24, 1967
Buried at: Harleigh Cemetery
                  Camden, New Jersey
Awards: Purple Heart


CORPORAL LAWRENCE J. VIRGILIO was born April 16, 1942. and was one of three sons born to Anthony Nicholas and Caroline Rose Virgilio in Camden, New Jersey. His two brothers were Nicholas A. and Anthony Nicholas "Little Nick" Virgilio. He graduated from Camden High School and Lincoln Preparatory School in Philadelphia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on February 11, 1966. 

Corporal Virgilio was killed in action at Da Nang on July 24, 1967. He was survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Anthony Virgilio Sr., and two brothers, Anthony Jr. and Nicholas, who who later became famous as a poet. 


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 29, 1967

A Proud Marine Yank Dies Of Wounds

The parents of a Camden Marine Corps corporal who signed all his letters home with "God Bless the Marine Corps" were notified Friday by the Defense Department that their son had been killed in Vietnam.

Corporal Lawrence J. Virgilio, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Virgilio Sr., of 1092 Niagara Road, Camden, died Tuesday in Da Nang, South Vietnam, of head wounds received in battle.

Corporal Virgilio, a graduate of Camden High School and Lincoln Preparatory School in Philadelphia, enlisted February 11, 1966. He was scheduled to return to the United States on August 22.

An apprentice bricklayer before entering the service, the Marine had first been assigned to motor transport divisions but had requested transfer to the infantry. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Anthony, Jr. and Nicholas A.


LAWRENCE J. VIRGILIO
is honored on Panel 23E Line 117 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


Larry,
           You have have always been in my thoughts. And are so again today.

Benedict Tisa
Monday, November 11, 2002


I remember Larry imitating bird calls, vacuum cleaner sounds and how he was always so funny in Yorkship Square in the Fairview Section of Camden. You are sadly missed by your family and old friends. "The Lar" 

Dolores Hayney
Saturday, May 3, 2003


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