On this date
Military services were held for Pfc. David L. Verbilla, 19, the first Tamaqua serviceman killed in the Vietnam War, in Ss. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, Tamaqua. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Verbilla, and died May 3 while serving with Co. A of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, in a battle for three hills in South Vietnam. A detachment of Marines under the command of Maj. J. O. Cranford of the Marine Corps Reserve units at Reading and Freemansburg performed the military honors in a drizzling rain.