Richard David Tamm

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
03 February 1948 - 04 December 1968
Royal Oak, Michigan
Panel 37W Line 042


Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Richard David Tamm

10 Jul 2006

Richard Tamm is listed on Panel 37W, Line 42.

Photo courtesy of Walter Anderson
Left to Right:
Joe Chernic - made it home
Medic ? - WIA but made it home
Fred Hildebrand - killed in action
Richard Tamm - killed in action

Walter Anderson who served with Tamm wrote me the following details:

"...Tamm, Fred Hildebrand and I walked Point together for about 5 months before they were killed. They died about a week apart from each other. They were both good men..."

Several years ago I sent an inquiry about the photo to the Mobile Riverine Force Association (MRFA) inquiring who the other persons in picture might be. I received two emails:

"The guy ahead of the doorway may be Daniel O. Garcia and the guy to his left may be Woody. I was in the 3-47th, B Co, Nov 67 to Jan 69"
- Bill Wulff -

"Looks as if we hit pay dirt Frank Gubal is in the picture. Small world, you know."
- Albert Moore -

Richard was a distant cousin of Pvt Donald James Spatafore, who was killed in action on March 13, 1969 while serving with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines.

From a distant relation.
E-mail address is not available.

A Note from The Virtual Wall
SP4 Alfred D. Hildebrand was killed in action on 04 Jan 1969, a month after SP4 Tamm.

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