A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations in Sam's memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Women in Distress.
OBITUARY

Saboto "Sam" Lawrence Giliberti

November 30, 1947April 2, 2021
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Saboto Lawrence " Sam" Giliberti, age 73 of Plantation, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 in the comfort of his home.

Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will follow.

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Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Dean Springer

April 11, 2021

Vietnam 1967-68.... I was 1st Lt. of 1st Platoon., B Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry. Sam was my Radio Operator(RTO). For months we were within arms length of each other. We were Mechanized Infantry so he rode on my APC also(Each platoon had 4 APC's). Dismounted in the jungle he was always right beside me. The Viet Cong and NVA knew to always aim for the man with the radio and the one beside him so we were always the targets. Our biggest battle was the "Battle for FSB Burt" on Jan 1-2 1968. 24 of our men KIA and 420 VC were KIA. This battle is the one portrayed in the movie "Platoon". All thru this we were within 2 ft. of each other. On Feb 5, 1968 we were riding to secure a road for a convoy. As we rounded the corner at Ben Coui we were hit by a 500# command detonated mine, We had 6 men wounded with broken arms, legs, eardrums, etc. Sam was one of them. He recovered and came back to the platoon. We had a great platoon and all felt like brothers to each other. It was so good to get together at the Branson 22nd Infantry Reunion.
I am posting pictures of the APC we rode on. 1 is when it was new in Ft. Lewis Washington, 2nd is of the same APC in Nov. 1967 in the Trapezoid. This is the one that was destroyed Feb 5, 1968.

Susan Giliberti Haran

April 6, 2021

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