JOSEPH M TUROWSKI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH MARION TUROWSKI JR

WALL NAME

JOSEPH M TUROWSKI JR

PANEL / LINE

9W/81

DATE OF BIRTH

02/05/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/22/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BALTIMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Baltimore City

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH MARION TUROWSKI JR
POSTED ON 1.9.2020

Final Mission of SP4 Joseph M. Turowski Jr.

PFC Robert W. Gumbert Jr. was an infantryman serving with 2nd Platoon, B Company, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On June 22, 1970, PFC Gumbert was participating in a company-sized search and clear mission two miles east of Duc Pho in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. Early in the morning, a fire team swept outside of their previous night’s defensive position. Second Platoon then moved out to join the rest of the Company with Gumbert up front as his squad assumed point position. Gumbert led 9-10 men through terrain consisting of ankle-high grass and hedgerows shoulder-high or higher. There were no signs of trails, beaten down grass, or other evidence of occupation. As Gumbert was cutting his way through a hedgerow, an enormous explosion occurred. When the smoke and dust cleared, Gumbert was gone. Two troopers nearest to him lay dead, the one directly behind him dismembered by the blast. Two others were wounded. An extensive search was organized for Gumbert, but no discernable remains were located. A crater 18-feet across and 4-feet deep occupied the place where he was last seen. His wallet and some letters belonging to him were all that was found. Nothing else was located. The hedgerow he was passing through was completely destroyed for 18 feet on either side of the crater and the grass and undergrowth was blown down for 100 feet all around. It was later determined the booby-trap was a 250lb. or larger bomb. A visual reconnaissance of the area revealed numerous old vehicle tracks not visible from the ground with two such tracks leading to the crater. The Commanding Officer of C Company believed the explosion was caused by and old anti-tank mine. Gumbert was listed as Dead, Body Not Recoverable. The two other lost troopers were SP4 Gary L. Peat and SP4 Joseph M. Turowski Jr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.20.2018
POSTED BY: richard turowski

Joe

can't believe it's been 48 years miss you more the older I get kept your memory alive at reunions with with Bravo guys great bunch of people rest in peace brother
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POSTED ON 6.21.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Joseph Marion Turowski Jr, 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 10.13.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Joseph is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn Park, Anne Arundel County,MD.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2011
POSTED BY: Rick Turowski

miss you brother

Miss you Joe. Memorial Day is tough.
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