DONALD J HERTRICK
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

DONALD JOSEPH HERTRICK

WALL NAME

DONALD J HERTRICK

PANEL / LINE

39W/37

DATE OF BIRTH

08/02/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/08/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DONALD JOSEPH HERTRICK
POSTED ON 3.10.2010
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Father Judge Remembers Their Fallen Brothers

DONALD J. HERTRICH



Donald Hertrich graduated from Father Judge High School in 1966. While attending Father Judge he was very popular and had many friends. After school he worked as a clerk at the Acme Supermarket at 7100 Frankford Avenue. He was engaged to be married when he entered the Army in October, 1967, at the age of 20. He had plans to attend college when he returned home.

Donald was a Corporal, light weapons infantryman and personnel carrier driver stationed in Vietnam in April, 1968. He was in Company A of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed in action on November 8, 1969 after being hospitalized twice before for a wound to the ear and shrapnel wounds to the face.



Thanks to Mike Dufner for the above photo and info.
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POSTED ON 7.31.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

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

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POSTED ON 2.20.2005
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Philadelphia Inquirer - November 13, 1968

A 20-year-old Army truck driver from the Mayfair section of Philadelphia who was wounded twice previously has been killed in Vietnam, the Defense Department reported Tuesday. He was Cpl. Donald J. Hertich, son of Mr.and Mrs. Robert T. Hertrich Sr., of 7039 Charles st.
Cpl. Hertrich died last Friday. He had received ear wounds last May when the truck he was driving was rocked by an exploding mine. He incurred shrapnel wounds of the face on September 19. Both times he was hospitalized.
A 1966 graduate of Father Judge High School, Cpl. Hertrich worked as a clerk in the Acme Supermarket at 7100 Frankford ave. for two years until he was drafted in October 1967.
He was engaged to marry Miss Virginia Graham, of 3142 Princeton st., and planned to attend college upon his return.
Also surviving are a brother, Robert T. Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Melanie T. Sessa and Miss Genevieve M. Hertrich, and his maternal grandparents, Otto and Augusta Frede.
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POSTED ON 12.27.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Corporal Donald Joseph Hertrick

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Donald Joseph Hertrick, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Soldier, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Corporal Donald J. Hertrick, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND


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POSTED ON 10.27.2002
POSTED BY: Robert Greer

Life filled with good times and good friends

Donald I. Hertrich
Charles Street, Tacony

Hertrich was one of seven to die in Vietnam and like five of the others, attended St. Leo’s Elementary School at Kirkwood and Unruh streets. He and one of the seven, William H. Carpenter Jr., were close friends. Hertrich’s life was filled with “good times and good friends,” recalled friend Bart Kline, who volunteered his services to help build the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial in memory of Hertrich. “All the girls liked Don. He was taller than most of us,” Kline said. “He had long eyelashes and big dimples when he smiled.” Hertrich, a 1966 Father Judge High School graduate, worked as a clerk at the Acme supermarket at 7100 Frankford Ave. for two years and was married before he entered the Army in October 1967. He planned to attend college when he returned home. The 20-year-old corporal, a light weapons infantryman and personnel carrier driver, was sent to Vietnam in April 1968 and assigned to Company A of the 2nd Baftalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Hertrich died on November 8, 1968. He was survived by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
... from The Philadelphia Daily News
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