Samuel B. Schwartz

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 27
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 25 / 55
Date of Birth: 28-Dec-1948
Neighborhood: Summerdale
High School: Northeast High School
Street: Unruh Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: PVT
Date of Casualty: 11-May-1969
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Schwartz left Northeast High School in his junior year to enlist in the Marine Corps because, his family recalled, be wanted to do something for his country and felt joining the Marines was the best way to do that. The ammunition carrier was sent to Vietnam and assigned to Company K of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Schwartz was killed on May 11, 1969, in Hoi An, Quang Nam Province. He was 18 years old. Survivors included his mother and two brothers.