Benjamin Willis


Personal Life

PFC* Benjamin Galu Willis (born March 10, 1946 in Leone, American Samoa – died August 22, 1968) was assigned to 1968-1968, 0311, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)/L Co.

Willis died August 22, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations.


 Professional Career

Willis began his tour of duty on June 30, 1968 while at the age of 22 years old. He had been in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) almost 2 months at the time of his death.



 Highlights & Awards

  • Purple Heart medal
  • National Defense Service medal
  • Vietnam Service medal
  • Vietnam Campaign Service medal
  • Combat Action ribbon
  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit citation









 * Private First Class (PFC)

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