Timothy Judd SaundersSpecialist Four
E CO, 3RD BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9 INF DIV
Army of the United States
10 April 1946 - 05 July 1967
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The database page for Timothy Judd Saunders
I recently spent a week hiking in Grand Teton National Park and used Jackson, Wyoming as a base for venturing into these rugged mountains each day. One evening I walked through a hillside cemetery on the edge of town, much of it overgrown in weeds and small shrubs. I came upon a gravestone almost covered in weeds. When I pulled them back I found a memorial to Tim's short life. I borrowed a rake and shears from the innkeeper where I was staying and cleaned up the gravesite, washed the headstone and squared away the terrain and grass around it.
I did not know this young man. He died two years before I was sent to Vietnam in the Marines. I survived 18 months there and am forever thankful for that. Part of that thanks includes a lifetime debt to men like Tim who were killed there. They paid a terrible price so I could live on with my life. If you read this, remember this young man buried in a lonely hillside grave in Wyoming.
Semper Fi, Tim! God's speed!
From a fellow Vietnam veteran.
A Note from The Virtual WallThe casualty files show four men from E Company, 3/60th Infantry, as killed in action in Dinh Tuong Province on 05 July 1967:
None the less, it is suspected the four men were involved in Operation CONCORDIA II, which began in Go Cong/Dinh Tuong Provinces on 04 July and probably were killed when a troop carrier was struck by enemy fire.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Sep 2006
Last updated 08/10/2009