TIMOTHY D BERRY
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 8 OF THE WALL

TIMOTHY DALE BERRY

WALL NAME

TIMOTHY D BERRY

PANEL / LINE

14E/8

DATE OF BIRTH

11/05/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, MIL RG I

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/11/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MASSILLON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Stark County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TIMOTHY DALE BERRY
POSTED ON 2.11.2001
POSTED BY: Cassandra Mathew

So many memories...

When people ask, "where were you when Kennedy was shot?" I remember that's the night I met Tim and one of his best friends, Richie Fuchs. We all had so much high school fun together! I loved Tim's hot rods and he taught me to drive a stick shift, power shift and drag race. (To this day when I shift my car turning a corner, I hear him telling me not to do it)

Then, someone got drafted, I think it was Tim, and a whole bunch of guys went to the Marine Corps and some to the Army. Their bonds of friendship, sense of duty and the buddy system enticed them to join up...it made the local news.

When Tim and Richie and Bill Coyne all died in the same helicopter crash, that made the news, too. This time it was national news. The next day another buddy died. It went on and on for us then.

When he left us for VietNam, my Mom gave Tim a penny to keep in this boot for good luck. Just before he died, he sent a letter saying he still had his picture of me, Mom's penny and the USS Matthews in the harbor so how could anything happen to him?

A number of years ago, the Marine pals made the news again. They met for a reunion of sorts and remembered those who were no longer with them. I am the girlfiend mentioned in that Beacon Journal newspaper article that caused Tim to do all the pushups. The letter in which he asked me not to write on the envelopes anymore never mentioned the consequences of my sealed with a kiss on the daily letters I wrote. Just part of being a Marine, I guess.

Ilove and miss you, Tim.
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