PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LAWRENCE JOSEPH GILL; U.S. MARINE CORPS

May 5, 1945 (Brooklyn, NY) – May 28, 2018 (Grand Bay, AL); 73 years old
Married to Janice Aprea on October 10, 1970 in Norwalk, CT
One son, Lance.
Local address: 2 Cliffview Drive, Norwalk
Enlisted on June 29, 1964; Discharged on June 16, 1966
Service number 2093344
Unit: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein), 2nd Battalion, Company F
MOS: 0311 – Rifleman

Born to Arthur J. (1908-1984) and Dorothea Iversen Gill (1921-1983). Four brothers, William (1946-), Thomas (1948-), Arthur (1949-1977) and Robert (1950-). One sister, Marureen (1953-).


Brien McMahon High School, Class of ’64 yearbook.

Class book, boot camp. Photo provided by son, Lance Gill.

Wounded on July 19, 1965 in Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam. Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Purple Heart Certificate provided by son, Lance Gill.

After retirement, he served on the Honor Guard at American Legion Post 250 in Fowl River, Alabama. He honored deceased veterans at funerals several times a week in all conditions. (Contributed by son Lance Gill)


Buried in Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort, 34904 Alabama Highway 225, Spanish Fort, Alabama. Section 5-A, Row 5-D, Site 11. Photo from findagrave.com.


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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