Timothy Mark Nafe

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
14 October 1945 - 19 January 1968
Strausstown, Pennsylvania
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Timothy Mark Nafe

10 Dec 2006

Timothy Mark Nafe is my grandfather. He was such a great person, he could have been. Instead he was killed because he was fighting not just for his love of Christ within but for all of us living with freedom.

Rest in Peace, Grandpa!

From his grandson,
Brian Mark Long Jr.
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 19 January 1968 B Company, 3/12 Infantry, was engaged about 10 kilometers west of Dak To, losing six men:
  • SFC William D. Johnson, Rocky Mount, NC (MIA)
  • SP4 Paul W. Robinson, Tupelo, MS
  • PFC William E. Brunn, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • PFC Dennis E. Fuller, Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • PFC Johnny W. Lindsey, Fredonia, KY
  • PFC Franklin E. Sollars, Williamsport, OH
While The Virtual Wall cannot prove it to be so, it seems likely that SP4 Nafe was a Forward Observer team member with Bravo 3/12 and was killed in the Dak To engagement.

Irene Himmelberger, Strausstown, PA

Irene J. Himmelberger, former owner of the Temple Hotel, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at 3:07 a.m. in the residence of a grandson, Brian M. Long, Sr., 39 Main St, of Strausstown. Himmelberger, 80, of 86 Main St., Strausstown, was born in Reading, a daughter of the late Frederick and Sallie (Reeser) Barth.She was last employed for four years, as a nurse's aide by the Hamburg Center, retiring in 1981. She was a 1938 graduate of Reading High School. Himmelberger was a member of Zion (Blue Mountain) United Church of Christ, Strausstown. She is also survived by a brother, Luther Barth, Alleghenysville; and a sister, Grace (Barth) Searfoss, Green Hills. She was predeceased by a son, Timothy M. Nafe, in 1988 [sic]. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Strausstown Cemetery. The Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville is in charge of arrangements.

From the Reading (PA) Eagle

SP4 Timothy Nafe and Mrs. Himmelberger are buried in adjoining sites in the Strausstown Union Cemetery, Strausstown, Pennsylvania.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 10 Dec 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009