Steven Michael Goldsboro

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps


M Company 
3rd Battalion
7th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: February 8, 1967
Buried at: New Camden Cemetery
                  Northeast Corner,
                  Mount Ephraim Ave. & Ferry Ave.
                  Camden NJ
Awards: Purple Heart

CORPORAL STEVEN MICHAEL GOLDSBORO was born in Camden NJ on February 16, 1948 to Georgia & Orville Goldsboro Jr. He was one of thirteen children. The family lived at 717 Ringgold Street in Camden, which was the home of his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Goldsboro.

Steven Goldsboro enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in the summer of 1964 after graduating from Pyne Point Junior High School in North Camden.

Corporal Goldsboro shipped out for Vietnam in August of 1966. He trained as a rifleman, and was assigned to Company M, Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, First Marine Division.

While taking part in Operation Desoto, Corporal Goldsboro was killed in action by small arms fire on February 8, 1967 near the hamlet of Vinh Minh, Duc Pho district, Quang Ngai province. Corporal Goldsboro took bullets to the head, back, stomach, and left leg, a comrade, Private First Class Peter Michael Sullivan, was also killed, by a gunshot wound to the chest.

Corporal Goldsboro was brought home and buried at New Camden Cemetery. He was survived by his parents, of 828 North 6th Street in North Camden, and eleven siblings.

is honored on Panel 15E Line 009 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

I was born at 707 Ringgold street and Stevie at 717 Ringgold street in Camden, NJ. When I was around 3 years old my family moved to Cherry street and Stevie moved with his grandmother across the street from our house. We grew up together and played all day everyday until Junior High school and now I can't recall where he moved after that. But, in 1965 I joined the USAF and a year later he the USMC. My mom told me that he came home from a tour in Vietnam and told her that he had to return. He thought though that this time he wouldn't make it out of there alive. Oh Stevie, we think of you often and we miss you friend. I believe that we will all be together again someday for Jesus said "He who believeth in me shall never die but have everlasting life". May God bless your soul.

William Blakey
Friend and neighbor
Feb 16, 2007