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First Name: Peter

Last Name: Nee

Birthplace: Connemara, IRE

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: Cambridge, MA
Middle Name: Mary

Date of Birth: 15 August 1947

Date of Death: 31 March 1969

Rank: Lance Corporal

Years Served: 1968 - 1969
Peter Mary Nee

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Peter Mary Nee
Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

On 31 March 1969, Lance Corporal Peter Mary Nee was serving with H Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force, in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, LCpl Nee was killed in action when he sustained multiple fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered.

Peter was one of 13 Irish-born American servicemen to be killed in Vietnam.

Medals and Awards

Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device
Purple Heart with Gold Star
Combat Action Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Peter M Nee is located on Panel W28 Line 99 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Desire to Be an American

Peter was born in Connemara, Ireland. After coming to the United States, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on 15 April 1968 at Boston, MA, and was very proud to be a Marine. He enlisted to prove himself worthy of U.S. citizenship. Peter was awarded his citizenship posthumously by an Act of Congress. He was one of 13 Irish-born American Servicemen to be killed in Vietnam.

Peter, his love of America, and his great sacrifice to protect its freedoms, will never be forgotten.


Lance Corporal Peter Mary Nee is buried at Cashel Cathedral Graveyard in Cashel, County Donegal, Ireland.


Honoree ID: 3366   Created by: MHOH




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