Michael Tolley. Pvt. Tolley entered the Marine in May of 1967, took his basic training at Parris Island, S.C. and advanced training at Camp LeJuene. He had been in Vietnam since December. Prior to his entering service, he was employed at Wright’s Super Market, Johnson City. Surviving in addition to the parents, are three brothers, Bud Tolley, Johnson City, David Tolley, Bell Glade, Fla., and George Kenneth Tolley of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Bascomb Musick, Mrs. Fred Miller, both of Route 1, Unicoi, Misses Regina and Linda Kay Tolley, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Horton of Relief, N.C.

Military Data
Unit 1st Brigade Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, III MAF

Casualty Data
Start Tour 30 November 1967
Incident Date 20 February 1968
Casualty Date 4 March 1968
Age at Loss 19 based on date declared dead
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

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  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 June 1948
  • Date of death: 4 March 1968
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Unicoi
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Roselawn Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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