Seattleite Killed in Vietnam War
Army Pfc. John Anthony Sullivan, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan, 6217 32nd Ave. N.E. died Sunday in Vietnam of wounds suffered in combat 26 Jan (1968). The family said Sullivan had been in critical condtion since being wounded by a hand grenade. He was a machine gunner in the Mekong Delta. Sullivan was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, where his father, now a retired lieutenant colonel, was serving with the Army of Occupation. The family came to Seattle 14 years ago. Sullivan, known both as John and as Tony, graduated from Seattle Preparatory School in 1966 and attended Washington State University one year. He entered in the Army in July and went to Vietnam, 1 Jan (1968) after training at Fort Polk LA. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, H. Margaret, 22, Seattle, and Joan I. Sullivan, at home; three brothers, James Michael, 15, Timothy Patrick, 14, and Robert William Sullivan, 8, all at home, and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Sullivan, New York City. Funeral Services will be announced by Hoffner's Fisher-Kalfus Funeral Home.
Seattle Times, Seattle WA, Wednesday, 14 Feb 1968