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Joseph William Francis Jr.

Private First Class, U.S. Army

51596238

C Company
3rd Battalion
60th Infantry Regiment

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: April 9, 1967
Buried at: 
Awards: 

 


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOSEPH WILLIAM FRANCIS JR. was born on September 23, 1946. He was issued a Social Security card in New Jersey in 1963. After being drafted and completing basic training, Private Francis was sent to Vietnam. His tour of duty began on December 1, 1966, serving with an infantry company. 

On April 9, 1967 Private Francis was killed in action, by friendly fire, while serving in Long An Province, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old. His body was recovered, and he was returned to the United States for burial, after funeral services at Zion Wesley A.M.E. Church at 753 Sycamore Streets in South Camden. He was single at the time of his death.


JOSEPH WILLIAM FRANCIS JR.
is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
on Panel 18E, Row 003.


MESSAGES LEFT ON THEWALL-USA (as of 2/28/09)
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"You are Remembered”

Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA
Apr 9, 2007

It breaks my heart to see a young hero whose cause of death is MISADVENTURE. We lost so many good lives to emeny fire but to sacrifice your life to MISADVENTURE is such a tragedy. All soldiers pay the price but you paid the highest price by sacrificing your future. May God bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten as a hero

Eddie Brumbelow
brumbelowbungal ow@frontiernet.net
Vietnam Veteran
USMC 68&69 Quang Tri Province
Saturday, April 09, 2005


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