Lynch, Timothy James, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 11C20, 23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Specialist 4

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MSG KC Zenek to remember Lynch, Timothy James, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Aug 16, 1971
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Quang Ngai
Vietnam War
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, 11C20, 198th Infantry Brigade
  1970-1971, 11C20, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment/E Company
  1970-1971, 11C20, 23rd Infantry Division/Americal Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War
  1970-1971 Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
 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.




E-mail from Dan Young received March 10, 1973

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