Neil J. Cacciottolo
Neil Joseph Cacciottolo was born on November 12, 1946. He joined the United States Marine Corps and was in the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment (1/7). He served in the Quang Am region
He was killed on May 10, 1967.
The following account was contributed to the TogetherWeServed site
On patrol 4 kilometers northeast of An Hoa Airfield:
A squad combat patrol south Phu Nhuan in Duy Xuyen District became engaged with an enemy force resulting in one Marine being seriously wounded by the hostile rifle fire. A Medevac was requested, arriving at the LZ (Landing Zone) it was also taken under fire wounding one of the crew and forcing the helicopter to make an emergency landing. A reaction squad was sent to reinforce the Marines; the delay in the evacuating resulted in the death of PFC Cacciottolo.
Neil Joseph Cacciottolo is honored on Panel 19E, Row 78 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.