Third Battalion, Fifth Marines
BOOK OF THE DEAD
Graphic by Victor Vilionis...with thanks!
"Here dead we lie, because
we did not choose
A name is written. A name is read, is spoken out loud. Rank, first name, last name, hometown, date of death. Read, spoken, thought of, this is how we remember those that should never be forgotten, not as long as one of us remains. For those of us who knew them, the memories can be fresh. It is enough, though, that they were members of our small fraternity, that they paid the ultimate price, the one we who returned, through grace, avoided. And so, we pay homage to these, the fallen warriors of Mike Company and their friends who fell with them. We shall not forget.
This is our Wall. It is incomplete and will take a long time to finish but, through searching our memories, unit diaries, rosters and other records we will eventually add all the names that belong here. Some of the names here may be of our friends who fell while fighting along side us. No matter, they belong here.
You may click on the Wall link at left or below to enter.