PATRICK J THIROWAY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 63E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

PATRICK JAMES THIROWAY JR

WALL NAME

PATRICK J THIROWAY JR

PANEL / LINE

63E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

03/26/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

PHILADELPHIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Philadelphia County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PATRICK JAMES THIROWAY JR
POSTED ON 8.29.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Pat is buried at Wesminster Cemetery in Bela-Cymryd, PA. SM ARCOM PH
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POSTED ON 5.4.2005
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 9.14.2004
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

PFC Patrick J. Thiroway, USA

Army Pfc. Patrick J. Thiroway Jr., 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Thiroway Sr., of Overlook rd, Roxborough.
Pfc. Thiroway, a military policeman in the 1st Cavalry Division, was killed May 19 by a booby trap during the battle of Camp Evans in Hue.
A graduate of Northeast Catholic High School, he worked for Philco-Ford Corp. at C and Tioga sts, before entering the Army last October. He had been in Vietnam 48 days when he was killed.
Before leaving for Vietnam, he came home for 15 days. His mother said he then foretold his death by telling her he knew if he went to Vietnam he wasn't coming back.
In a recent letter home he wrote, "I finally am starting to realize more and more each day that home is the greatest thing in the world."
Besides his parents, he leaves a sister, Barbara Ann.

Photo and article appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on May 28, 1968.
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POSTED ON 5.19.2003
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

One of Philadelphia PA's 630 fallen sons.

Photo was taken from the Philadelphia Daily News of October 26, 1987. The special supplement entitled, 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' was published in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
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POSTED ON 10.11.2002
POSTED BY: Robert Greer

Tried to save a wounded buddy

Patrick J. Thiroway Jr.
Overlook Road, Manayunk

Thiroway, a 1966 Northeast Catholic High School graduate, worked at the old Philco Ford plant at C and. Tioga streets before enlisting in the Army in October 1967. He was a military policeman with the 545th Military Police Company of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Thiroway died on May 19, 1968, at Camp Evans in Hue, Thua Thien Province, when he was hit by fragments from an exploding booby trap while trying to save a wounded buddy. The 20-year-old private first class was survived by his mother.
... from The Philadelphia Daily News
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