Neil Joseph Cacciottolo was born on November 12, 1946. He joined the United States Marine Corps and was in theĀ  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.