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|Dates of Serivce
David was the son of William J. Polich and Josephine M. Polich of East Chicago IN and he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on August 30 1965. In Vietnam he was serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
During Operation PRAIRIE near the "Razorback" in the Cam Lo District of Quang Tri Province at approximately 10:50H a volley of rifle fire and three rounds of NVA 57 mm RR (Recoilless Rifle) were fired at Company G positions impacting and exploding inside the perimeter. Artillery and air strikes were requested and directed on the suspected enemy positions.
Later in the day, the Marines of the 2d Battalion were fired at with thirteen rounds which were believed to have been NVA 75mm RR (Recoilless Rifle) fire that killed six Marines and wounded four.
PFC Polich was one of the casualties; he was killed in action from hostile rifle fire.
"Chicago Tribune (IL) - September 29, 1966
PLAN SERVICES FOR MARINE KILLED IN VIETNAM
Services for Pvt. David Polich, 19, of 4813 Wegg av., East Chicago, Ind., who was killed in action Sunday in Viet Nam, were being arranged yesterday.
A graduate of Bishop Noll institute, Hammond, Pvt. Polich worked for Inland Steel company, East Chicago, before entering the marine corps in August, 1965. He went to Viet Nam in March. Pvt. Polich was a member of the 1st Marine Division.
He is survived by his father, William J. Polich, a machinist at Inland Steel company; his mother, Susan; and two sisters, Susan, 18, and Gloria, 16."
* Obiturary article courtsey of Ann Foley -
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