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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 8 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/17/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Joseph Edward Shubiak, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/3/10 - by Robert Sage
    Joseph is buried at St Mary's Uk Catholic Cemetery in Philadelphia,PA. PH
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer - August 19, 1967

    Posted on 5/2/05 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Sp/4 Joseph E. Shubiak, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shubiak, of 771 N. Taylor st., died Thursday from burns suffered in a mine explosion in South Vietnam on August 12.
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 4/24/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • Joseph was a combat construction specialist

    Posted on 11/16/02 - by Robert Greer
    Joseph E Shubiak
    N.Taylor Street, Fairmount

    The 1965 Dobbins Vocational High School graduate entered the Army in October 1966. The 20-year-old specialist four, a combat construction specialist, was attached to the 19th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam. He was injured when the vehicle he was driving struck a land mine. Shubiak was airlifted to Clark Air Base in the Phillipines where he died August 17, 1967. He was survived by his parents, a brother and sister. Shubiak’s name is on a plaque at the Patrick E. Ward Memorial at 24th and Aspen streets. Ward, Shubiak and George L. Lishchynsky, another Vietnam casualty, all lived within a few blocks of each other in Fairmount.
    ... from The Philadelphia Daily News
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