Lilly, Joseph Darrell, MM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1968-1968, MM-0000, COMNAVFORV
Service Years
1956 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
MM-Machinists Mate
Three Hash Marks

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Home State
Not Specified
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
42W 036

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Order of the Golden Dragon

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Detachment Cua Viet, Headquarters, NSA Danang, VietnamHeadquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, VietnamCOMNAVFORV
  1968-1968, MM-0000, Detachment Cua Viet, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1968-1968, MM-0000, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1968-1968, MM-0000, COMNAVFORV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On September 28, 1968, four men were killed in a fire aboard the LCM-6 they were aboard. the boat was at the mouth of the Cua Viet River when the fire and explosion in which they died occurred. According to reports, contaminated fuel had been pumped into the river. Some welding being done on a ship caused sparks to set the fire and explosion. Three sailors were killed, two were missing, and three were hospitalized.
The four men killed/missing in the fire aboard the LCM-6:
SN Gary D. Collins Jamestown, KS        KIA
MM3 David L. Dixon Medford, OR          MIA
FN David P. Halpin Watertown, NY       MIA
MM2 Joseph D. Lilly Jackson, MN          KIA

All were assigned to the Cua Viet Detachment, Naval Support Activity Danang. It appears DIXON and HALPIN were successful in abandoning the LCM but were swept to sea by the river current,
their bodies were never recovered.
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