Gary Frank Dissinger


USMC Insignia

United States Marine Corps

CPL Insignia - Marine Corps


1st Marines Patch  1st Marine Division Patch  3rd Marine Amphibious Force Patch
"F" Company, 2nd Battalion
 1st Marines
 1st Marine Division
3rd Marine Amphibious Force



Purple Heart  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Fell October 27, 1967

Gary was born on the 19th of October, 1948, and spent his boyhood in Lebanon.  He was attending Lebanon Senior High School when he decided to join the Marines at the age of 17.  In the Marines he excelled in athletics.  He won four awards for boxing while stateside.

After receiving his basic and advanced training he arrived in Vietnam on the 8th of August, 1967.  He served as a squad leader in Company F, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.  He was mortally wounded by a land mine and survived for two days at the 3rd Field Hospital.  He pass away on Oct. 27, 1967.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.

He was survived by his mother, Gloria Achenbach; a brother, Joseph; and a sister, Kathleen.

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