JOSEPH M BRADY
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 122 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH MARTIN BRADY

WALL NAME

JOSEPH M BRADY

PANEL / LINE

14E/122

DATE OF BIRTH

08/25/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/05/1967

HOME OF RECORD

WESTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lewis County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH MARTIN BRADY
POSTED ON 11.4.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your childhood friend Emerson Brady is touching. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever....
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POSTED ON 2.5.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Joseph Martin Brady

Distinguished Service Cross

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Joseph Martin Brady (ASN: US-52617637), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Private First Class Brady distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions extraordinary heroism while participating in a search and destroy operation against hostile forces near Tapang Son, Republic of Vietnam, on 5 February 1967. The lead elements of Private Brady's Company were suddenly taken under extremely intense and accurate gun fire from a Viet Cong force of undetermined size concealed in well fortified positions. The Third Platoon immediately maneuvered forward to flank the enemy positions, simultaneously drawing a heavy volume of enemy fire. As they maneuvered towards their objective, one of the armored personnel carriers was struck by an enemy (RPG-2) recoilless rife round and burst into flames, seriously wounding all of its occupants. Without hesitation, Private Brady fearlessly exposed himself to the withering enemy fire as he dismounted his own vehicle and rushed to the aid of his wounded comrades. Private Brady, upon arriving at the flaming armored personnel carrier, entered the vehicle and assisted a wounded comrade out of the raging flames to the comparative safety of his own vehicle. Once again, he traversed through the bullet riddled enemy "Killing Zone," entering the vehicle and helping another wounded comrade to safety. Once he was assured that all of his wounded comrades were safely evacuated, Private Brady again returned to the flaming vehicle, attempting to extinguish the blazing flames. Realizing that the flames had spread too rapidly to completely extinguish, Private Brady crawled into the driver's compartment and shut off the master switch, completely disregarding the intense heat. Although knowing that the vehicle might explode at anytime, Private Brady then climbed into the cupola of the vehicle, exposing himself to the enemy fire, and began to place a suppressive volume of .50 caliber fire into the enemy positions, attempting to subdue the withering enemy fire and allow his comrades to flank the enemy positions. He quickly found his target, eliminating the enemy automatic weapons position and killing three of the enemy insurgents. Simultaneously, Private Brady began to receive heavy sniper fire into his position. Although uncertain of the enemy's location, Private Brady aggressively began to search for the insurgent by fire, spraying the area with a devastating volley of .50 caliber fire. Ignoring the enemy sniper rounds that were ricocheting off of his cupola, Private Brady continued to expose himself, trying to eliminate the enemy, until he was mortally wounded by the enemy sniper rounds. Through his indomitable courage, complete disregard for his own safety, and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, all of the wounded men in the burning armored personnel carrier were quickly evacuated; the flames were controlled and the vehicle eventually rescued, and the enemy automatic weapons position was silenced, allowing his comrades to overrun and disperse the enemy without sustaining any further friendly casualties. Private Brady's conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism, above and beyond the call of duty, are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit upon himself, and the Armed Forces of his country.
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POSTED ON 6.23.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Brady,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Rest in Peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2016
POSTED BY: Ronald Fallo

Joe ( You will never be forgotten )

I remember how we use to be the best of friends Summer time we played sandlot ball and in the winter we had snowball fights. We got in trouble in school together. Until later my friend.
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POSTED ON 6.13.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Joseph Martin Brady, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. Montani Semper Liberi !
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