TIMOTHY M HARRINGTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

TIMOTHY MICHAE HARRINGTON

WALL NAME

TIMOTHY M HARRINGTON

PANEL / LINE

33W/63

DATE OF BIRTH

06/30/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SEPULVEDA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TIMOTHY MICHAE HARRINGTON
POSTED ON 6.18.2020
POSTED BY: Alice Miller Ryan

A Life Cut Short

You were once my sweetheart, such a lovely young boy. It's startling to think of all the happy years I've lived since you passed. I appreciate your sacrifice for our country and salute you.
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POSTED ON 4.5.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Timothy Harrington,
Thank you for your service as a Huey, UH -1 Helicopter Repairer. It is Lent, which is a time of preparation. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.5.2017
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross

Timothy Harrington

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Flying Cross


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Specialist Timothy Harrington, United States Army, for heroism while participating in aerial flight as evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty in the Republic of Vietnam on 5 February 1969. Specialist Harrington distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions, while serving as crew chief of a UH-1H helicopter over Quan Nam Hoa District, Republic of Vietnam. During a period of extremely poor weather, several units, isolated except by air, were in desperate need of food and ammunition. Resupply had been impossible because of extremely poor visibility and low ceilings for several days. On the cited date, the weather improved to the point where there were intermittent periods of marginal flying conditions. Taking advantage of these short periods of time during which aerial resupply, while extremely difficult, was possible, Specialist Harrington and his fellow crew members resupplied all of the isolated units of the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry, except one. Despite deteriorating weather conditions, he volunteered to act as crew chief of the aircraft in an attempt to resupply the last unit, a remote radar position. While demonstrating outstanding courage and exceptional skill, Specialist Harrington, despite nearly impossible weather conditions, assisted the pilot in navigating his aircraft through the mountains and clouds to the radar site. Less than one-half mile short of their destination, the aircraft was engaged by hostile ground fire, disabling the aircraft and causing it to crash against the side of the mountain Specialist Harrington sacrificed his life in a courageous attempt to provide critical supplies to an American Unit. Specialist Harrington's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Citation Courtesy of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society - www.dfcsociety.org

Action Date: 5-Feb-69

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist
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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Timothy Michae Harrington, 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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POSTED ON 5.9.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Tim is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, San Fernando,CA. DFC BSM AM-2OLC ARCOM PH
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