JOSEPH E SWEENEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH EDWARD SWEENEY

WALL NAME

JOSEPH E SWEENEY

PANEL / LINE

3W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

08/25/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/29/1971

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH EDWARD SWEENEY
POSTED ON 5.30.2014
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Sky Soldier Honored

As a fellow paratrooper who served in the 173rd "Herd" Brigade in RVN, I join with all of our Sky Soldier brothers in offering our appreciation and regrets for your sacrifice. May you rest in peace and never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear CPL Joseph Edward Sweeney, 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 11.4.2011
POSTED BY: Ranger Robt

A Great Soldier (Ranger) and Team-Member

Joseph Sweeney 'Philly' as we called him, was a someone never to be forgotten. On his Kill-In-Action day of May 29th, 1971 I get phone calls every year from Members of his Company the 75th Inf. Ranger - N Company with 173rd Airborne Bridage. We as team members will never forget 'Philly'.
I was on the mission when Sweeney was killed by enemy fire as we were leaving the LZ (landing zone). I was suppose to be in his position (rear-security) on the 6 man Long Range Recon Patrol but was assigned to the position of radio-operater as the regular RTO he was to Deros (go-home). Sweeny took my positon as rear security.
Myself and 189 current active members from the company 1965 thru 1971, are trying to locate his family members. So if you have information on how I can contact them, please get back to me. I have a marble stone with his name engraved on it and would like to present it to a family member.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2011

Hunting Park

We had a party when you shipped out. The next time we saw each other was your viewing. Very sad. You were truly missed!
Marguerite Dougherty Betz
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POSTED ON 12.6.2008
POSTED BY: Johnny Vaught

Saved my life by taking my place

Joe and I were in the same airborne class, same jungle school course and raised our hands together to be in N/75th at LZ English. After leaving the supply shack I dropped my gear. Joe volunteer to go to the team I had been assigned because it was farther down the line while I picked up my gear. I then joined the team he had been assigned. I often think about about how an accident changed our places. We did get to do at least two missions together and I have photographs I would like to give to his family. Joe was a funny guy and a good Ranger buddy. He is missed
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