3rd Platoon, "G" Company
2nd Battalion, 6th Marines
2nd Marine Division
November 1960 - March 1962

Biographies, recent photographs and contact information are available for those whose names have been high-lighted in blue. To date, near 80% have been found or accounted for. You need only to mouse click the name to move to the database.

Platoon Commander

John C. Thompson
First Lieutenant - 075857
Platoon Sergeant

Edward E. Bright
S/SgtE5 - 1124086

Billy J. Hunt
Sgt. E5 - 1438522

Runner & Right Guide

Paul Jefferson, Jr.
Pfc. - 1874558

1st Squad
2nd Squad
3rd Squad

Frederick L. Branch
Sgt. E4 - 1436111

Delwin E. Bailey
Sgt. E4 - 1396360

Peter A. Greco
Cpl E4 - 1800407

Paul R. Saphore
L/Cpl - 1824174

David C. A. Beraudo
L/Cpl - 1866494

Amadio DiBuonaventura
L/Cpl - 1874556

Peter M. Kalesnick
L/Cpl - 1866993

Kenneth O. Brinlee
L/Cpl - 1840072

Bernard Cretora
L/Cpl - 1841793

James E. Dershem
L/Cpl - 1857125

Paul R. Heston
L/Cpl - 1867121

William J. Frentz
L/Cpl - 1869150

Kenneth H. Burke
Pfc. - 1841787

James J. McCarthy
L/Cpl - 1874573

George V. Bitsoli
L/Cpl - 1841999

Arthur J. Busbee
Pfc. - 1801863

Roland C. Peyton

L/Cpl - 1848402

"Sam" Buffardi, Jr
Pfc. - 1841786

James F. Curtis
Pfc. - 1866865

Donald E. Carter
Pfc. - 1876037

Lewis C. Corson
Pfc. - 1841792

Kenneth R. Kollai
Pvt. - 1867139

Jerry T. Crawford
Pvt. - 1867080

Gary S. Fusco
Pfc. - 1841857

Richard S. McGibbeny
Pfc. - 1858290

William C. Daley, Jr.
Pvt. - 1874609

Joseph L. Guy
Pfc. - 1866259

Meredith T. Phillips
Pfc. - 1853997

Trevor E. Davies
Pfc. - 1875959

John Hynes
Pfc . - 1841921

Frank Schmidt
Pfc. - 1841635

Billy J. Driggins
Pfc. - 1853989

Pfc. Robert A. Lane
Pfc. - 1866739

Edward J. Shea
Pfc. - 1841870

Milton W. Kisielewski, Jr
Pfc. - 1841924

John R. Lemongelli
Pfc - 1841926

Joseph J. Teklits
Pfc. - 1839580

James J. McQuaid
Pfc. - 1806467

Ronald C. Smith
Pfc. - 1859873

As of 4Feb12: Thirty-two of the Platoon's forty-three members have been "found" and two more tentatively accounted for.

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