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TIMOTHY EUGENE PERRY


is honored on Panel 15E, Line 107 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 11/20/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Before dawn on February 27, 1967, the Viet Cong shelled the vast American air base at Da Nang with rockets and mortars, killing eleven American military personnel and at least 30 Vietnamese. Another thirty-two Americans and 70 Vietnamese were wounded in the shelling. Aircraft and buildings were damaged in the attack and small fires were started which swept through a Vietnamese area on the base perimeter. A total of 18 rounds rained down on the base, causing the flight line to be closed down for a period. All the American casualties were on the air base while the Vietnamese casualties occurred in a village adjacent to the complex. The eleven American losses included eight soldiers, two airmen, and one Marine. The lost soldiers were SP4 Bobby J. Barcena, PFC John R. Cacioppo, SP4 Wilson L. Cook, SP4 James L. Cunningham, PFC Timothy E. Perry, SP4 Virgil Stanley, SP4 Brian C. Wehner, and SP4 Neil S. Williams; the airmen were A2C Gary L. Fuller and A1C Robert H. Jones; the Marine was CPL Arthur J. Turner. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Attack Air Base; Kill 11 GIs.” Chicago Tribune, February 27, 1967.]
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  • For PFC Timothy Eugene PERRY, USA...the other of Martinsburg's bravest of heroes, who gave his all!

    Posted on 7/7/15
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    PFC Perry, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our America! You fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and loyalty...you had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! Martinsburg is very proud of you! You sacrificed your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I greatly and immensely admire as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very prou8d of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to keep us and our country free! Well done, Soldier! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Timothy Eugene Perry, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • So fun loving and full of life

    Posted on 11/20/07 - by Karen (Dunkel) Biddle gkbiddle@yahoo.com
    We were pretty good friends. Tim had a crush on my best friend. He drove us to school several times. I think of him often.
  • Many Mourn at Funeral for Young Cove Solider

    Posted on 5/18/05 - by Charles Burchfield
    MANY MOURN AT FUNERAL FOR YOUNG COVE SOLDIER

    Morrisons Cove Hearald
    March 16, 1967

    Hundreds of sorrowing friends and schoolmates paid thier last respects to PFC. Timothy E. Perry, 20, son of Mr. & Mrs. Adie L. Perry, of Martisnburg, RD1, killed by enemy action at DaNang, Vietnam, Fedruary 27, 1967.

    Tim's body was brought to Martinsburg from the U.S. Air Base at Dover, Delaware, and lay in state Sunday and Monday at the J.C. Bolger Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

    Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Gerald Moorhead. "The scriptures show that life should be judged by its quality rather than by the number of its years", Rev. Moorehead said, "And the humility the service and the devotion of Timothy Perry made that life an inspiration".

    Timothy Perry hand been in Vietnam not quite two weeks before death called him. He was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1964, and was active in St. Matthew's Church, serving as chief acolyte for several years. The members of the Luther League, in which he had served as president, atteneded his funeral in a body.

    A detail from the Martinsburg Post, VFW, all of them veterans of World War II, served as pallbearers. They were: Richard McGraw, Charles Kreider, John Sell, Eldie Smith, Jr., Rodger Hoover, and Dean Hinish.

    Internment was at Alto Reste Burila Park, Altoona, PA.

    A memorial fund is being raised among the members of St. Matthew's Church as a tribute to Tim. A new church bulletin board of permanent construction at the entrance to the building will be provided with the funds so raised.

    One of the last letters which Tim wrote to firends at home was a note to Mr. & Mrs. William E. McCall of Martinsburg, RD1, who had written to him earlier.

    This note written on February 23rd, 1967, thanks the McCalls for thier letter and also makes it clearn that Tim knew why U.S. Troops were fighting in Vietnam.

    He wrote: "I wish a lot of Americans had the opportunity to see the living conditions over here. I am sure they would appreciated America and its freedom so much more. I am truly thankful that I live in a community as nice as Morrisons Cove. Now I know what we are fighitng for here in Vietnam".

    In closing his letter, he wrote: "Again thank you for thinking of me and including me in your prayers, and may God be with you".
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