Lynch, Timothy James, SP 4 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1970-1971, 11C, 23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division
Service Years
1970 - 1971



Specialist 4


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1950
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington
Last Address
Washington

Casualty Date
Aug 16, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Burns
Location
Quang Ngai
Conflict
Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03W 133

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
198th Infantry Brigade1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division
  1970-1971, 11C, 198th Infantry Brigade
  1970-1971, 11C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment/E Company
  1970-1971, 11C, 23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division
 Combat and Operations History
  1970-1971 Vietnam War
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign 1 Jul 1970 to 31 June 1971 VSM Streamer
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign 1 July to 30 November 1971 VSM Streamer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


SP4 Timothy Lynch was a 20 year old U.S. Army Soldier who died while serving during the Vietnam War.  He had served over 11 months in Vietnam with E Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division..

Fellow Soldier Dan Young wrote to me and stated the following.

"I knew Tim when he served in the 4.2 inch mortars.  We called the mortars the 4-Duce.  We served on LZ Stinson.  His missions were to support forward troops with mortar fire and to serve the Battalion Tactical Operations Command in defense of LZ Stinson.  LZ Stinson was a forward fire support base that was surrounded by Viet Cong and frequently attacked the North Vietnamese Army.

"I left Vietnam in Late June, 1971, before Tim was killed in action.  I received a letter from someone in August 1971 telling me that Tim died from a flash fire in the mortar pit.  We used to store our excess mortar charges in a pit within the mortar pit.  Somehow, those were ignited."

Further information from Mr. Young indicates that he was evacuated to the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai on August 12, 1971, but he succumbed to his injuries on August 16, 1971.

Everything posted about him indicates he was a great guy to be around who always had a smile on his face no matter what duty he was doing.

Service Number:  314568363

SP4 Lynch was buried at Saint John's Cemetery in Washington, Indiana.  He was the son of John E & Leone M Lynch.


 

   
Comments/Citation

Sources:

http://www.virtualwall.org/dl/LynchTJ01a.htm

http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/Wall_Id_No=31726

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Lynch&GSfn=Timothy&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1971
&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=101615970&df=all&


E-mail from Dan Young received March 10, 1973

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=lynch&GSfn=t&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1971
&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=106812143&df=all&




   
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