Jan 042012

LCPL Whilton Anthony “Tony” McCarthy

Birth: Sep. 12, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 16, 1967 Quang Tri, Vietnam.

USMC LCPL Whilton Anthony McCarthy, Vietnam Veteran native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Whilton died from artillery fire. His body was recovered.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Whilton H. McCarthy of Drive, Charlotte, NC. He served with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion 26th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.

Burial: Carolina Memorial Park Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC

Plot: Garden of Seasons, Lot # 22, Space #4.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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