JOSEPH F MCDERMOTT III
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH F MCDERMOTT III

WALL NAME

JOSEPH F MCDERMOTT III

PANEL / LINE

9W/131

DATE OF BIRTH

01/11/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

COLLEGE PARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Prince George's County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH F MCDERMOTT III
POSTED ON 11.1.2021
POSTED BY: Pat mellendick

My friend

My name is pat mellendick.I met joe when we were inducted together into army went through basic together then AIT together then went to vietnam together .Once we arrived we went in different directions but would still write to each other.Got a letter from telling me he just got a better job driving a Jeep always talked about getting together once we got home.Then I got the terrible news.Was in the field when the LT called me over to APC to tell me what happened.Miss him still RIP my friend
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POSTED ON 11.11.2020
POSTED BY: Evan Collins

What a hero

Joey was a neighbor (across the street) and dear friend. We went to school at Holy Redeemer and with my wife-to-be and his sister Mary Lu went to a Four Season concert. He visited me up in Quebec City Canada where I was in university. He loved it (except for the cold) - this was our last time together.
You made me proud to have been your friend - except I still have a 'hole' in my soul because you're no longer here with us. My wife, to this day, remembers you and is sadden that she won't get to know you as I did.
God bless you - and your family
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POSTED ON 8.9.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Joseph McDermott, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.8.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Joseph F McDermott III, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.26.2015
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Sunday Star - July 19, 1970

J.F.McDERMOTT,
FATALLY WOUNDED
IN VIETNAM ACTION

Army Spec. 4 Joseph F. Mc-
Dermott III, 20, a former em-
ploye of the C&P Telephone Co.,
died July 8 in Vietnam from
wounds received in action. He
lived at 4803 Delaware St., Col-
lege Park, Md.
A Washington native, Spec.
McDermott graduated in 1968
from De Matha High School in
Hyattsville. He attended Prince
Georges Community College.
While in school he worked for
the telephone company as an in-
staller. He also worked for the
United Parcel Service.
He was in the 101st Airborne
Division.
He was a member of the
Knights of the Altar at Holy Re-
deemer Catholic Church in Col-
lege Park. He played basketball
on the De Matha High School
team and with the College Park
Boys Club.
He leaves his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph F. McDermott;
three sisters; Mary Lu, Mar-
garet, and Ellen; and his grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F.
McDermott of Mt. Rainier.
Funeral services will be at 9
a.m. Tueday at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church, with burial in
Arlington Cemetery.
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