Adamoli, Rowland Joseph, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
1833-Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman
Last MOSGroup
Tank / Amphibious Tractor
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 1833, A Co, 1st Amtrac Bn
Service Years
1961 - 1965


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Aug 18, 1965
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Beverly National Cemetery - Beverly, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 053/Plot: Section D Site 1046MM

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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1st Amtrac Bn
  1965-1965, 1833, 1st Amtrac Bn
  1965-1965, 1833, A Co, 1st Amtrac Bn
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  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Starlite (Starlight)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Cpll Rowland Adamoli Name on Philadelphia Vietnam Memorial
  Oct 27, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
N CUONG (2), NAMYEN, & HILL 30 19650818

On 18 August 1965, elements of the 3rd and 4th Marines made simultaneous amphibious and airborne assaults in an area about 10 miles south of Chu Lai. The purpose of OPERATION STARLITE was to cut off and destroy the 1st VC Regiment (60th Bn, 80th Bn, 52nd VC Co, and a Weapons Company).

The landings met only light resistance but heavy fighting broke out as the Marines deployed from the LZs. During the fighting, a resupply convoy from A Company, 1st AMTRACS, came under intense enemy mortar, recoilless rifle, and small-arms fire. Of the 23 Marines assigned to the convoy, six were killed including the officer in command, 2LT R. F. Cochran, and several others wounded. When the convoy was relieved, 60 enemy bodies were found on the battlefield.

The six men from Alpha Company, 1st AMTRACS, who died in the fighting were
  • 2ndLt Robert F. Cochran, Poplarville, MS (Navy Cross)
  • Cpl Rowland J. Adamoli, Philadelphia, PA
  • LCpl John Bell, Tampa, FL
  • LCpl Victor Flores, Austin, TX
  • LCpl Verlon Hadley, Bay Minette, AL
  • Pfc James N. Kalil, Osceola, IN
Cpl Adamoli left a wife, Helen
Service number 1967396
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