Pfc. Kevin Carroll Hanley

United States Marine Corps

B CO, 1ST BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF

Quang Nam Province, SVN

September 11, 1949 - September 17, 1968

Kevin Carroll Hanley

"A Place To Honor Our Friend and Hero"

"Don, Your spirit is with us always but more so this and every holiday season. While your last Christmas was celabrated prepairing to go to war, you once more enjoy the love and peace of Christmas in God's Kingdom"



Pfc. Kevin C Hanley

U.S. Marine Corps Yearbook

Courtesy of Kevin's Sister Colleen

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1St Btn
5th Marines
3rd MAF

Patriotism Is Honoring Those Who Are Patriots. Pfc. Kevin C Hanley Is One.


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Why We Built This Memorial

Kevin Hanley was my classmate from 1962 until he left high school in 1967 to enlist in The United States Marine Corps. Arriving in Vietnam in the Province of Quang Nam in the spring of 1968, he was involved in many of the TET counteroffensive efforts. Kevin was severely wounded on August 30, 1968 while engaging the enemy. He suffered severe head wounds from a fragmentation device. He remained hospitalized in Vietnam and died of his wounds on Septer 17, 1968. He died 6 days after his 19th birthday
This memorial was built to fullfill an obligation to never forget the sacrifice Kevin made on behalf of all of us. I am honored to have been given the oportunity to honor my classmate and friend in a way that I hope is worthy of his likeness and name.
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How To Help Build This Memorial

An effort is underway to expand this memorial with images of Kevin Hanley in both his pre military life as well as his life in the Corps. Stories and memories are always welcomed. Those who served with Kevin are invited and encouraged to submit stories and pictures from his various stages of training as well as his deployment in Vietnam

This memorial as well as the memorial for Marine Pfc. Donald Elliott will never be complete. These special places will continue to grow and evolve into a powefull reminder of the lives lost due to war. Equally it is a powerfull reminder of the wonderful times shared with our friends before they were taken far too soon. There will always be the what if's. What would Kevin have done upon his return home. Questions like that can never be answered. what we can do is celebrate his life being mindful of his death. For the 5 years I knew Kevin, I am gratefull for them.

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