Joseph Edward Tamagnini

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class
United States Navy
10 July 1946 - 15 June 1968
Edison, New Jersey
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Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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15 Feb 2008

Dearest Brother,

I can hardly believe it is going to be 40 years without you. I miss you every day. I wonder many times how our lives would be different... "What if?" Mom and Dad are with you now. Many people still tell me of the impact you had on them in your short time here on earth. It makes me proud.

I wish you were here to see your nieces and your nephews. I tell my son about you all the time. Thank you for your short life, we love you and miss you.

Your sister, Jo Ann

Jo Ann Tamagnini Meany

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During Operation ALLEN BROOK, the 1st Bn, 27th Marines conducted offensive operations on Go Noi Island southwest of Danang. On 15 June Bravo Company spotted enemy soldiers in a treeline and called in 81mm mortar fire. Three short rounds landed in the Bravo 1/27 position, killing two men and wounding one other. The two men killed, both Navy Corpsmen formally assigned to H&S Company, were HM3 Joseph E. Tamagnini of Edison, NJ, and HN Thomas E. Gregory of Endwell, NY.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Feb 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009