Victor A. Spadaro

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 29
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 24 / 52
Date of Birth: 29-Oct-1947
Neighborhood: Lawncrest
High School: Cardinal Dougherty High School
Street: Reach Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Rank: LCPL
Date of Casualty: 30-Jul-1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Spadaro and a friend enlisted together in the Marine Corps in September 1966. The 1965 Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate always dreamed about being a Marine and felt he was doing the right thing joining up, his father said. Spadaro trained to be a machine gunner. In February 1967, he was sent to Vietnam with members of the 1st Marine Division and assigned to Company C of the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. The 19-year-old lance corporal died in Quang Nam Province on July 30, 1967. He was survived by his parents and a sister.