Feb 082012

Cpl Ronald Edward Niles

Birth: Nov. 3, 1946 Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Death: May 9, 1967 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

USMC Cpl Ronald Edward Niles native of Charlotte, NC was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Ronald died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Niles of Charlotte, NC. He served with 1st Platoon, Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: York Memorial Park Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC

Plot: Sect. 10, Lot # 506, Grave #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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