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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist Fourth Class 2
Birth:
05 Oct 1947 2
Death:
24 Apr 1968 2
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Full Name:
John Edwin Charle Mulcahy 2
Birth:
05 Oct 1947 2
Male 2
Death:
24 Apr 1968 2
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 2
Age at Death: 20 2
Body Recovered: Recovered 2
Casualty Date: 24 Apr 1968 2
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 2
Residence:
Hometown: Baltimore, MD 2
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 2
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Specialist Fourth Class 2
Battalion:
3rd Bn 2
Company:
D Co 2
Enlistment Type:
Regular 2
Grade:
E4 2
Major Command:
11th LIB 2
Regiment:
1st Infantry 2
Service:
Army 2
Specialty:
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 2
Tour Start Date:
06 Dec 1967 2
Years Served:
2 2
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Religion:
Roman Catholic 2
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 2
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 48 2
Panel: 51E 2

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I was 16 and visiting Baltimore when Johnny was getting ready to leave for Vietnam. We stayed behind while his dad (my uncle) took him to his departure. I think they wanted some time alone. As they were saying their goodbyes, Johnny confided that he had a feeling he might not make it back alive. This upset my uncle greatly. This was when War became real to me. Like so many other families, we wrote letters, we watched the news, and we prayed. Then we lost him. To this day I have mixed feelings about war. I pray that we find a better way. Until then I honor those who sacrifice. I've always thought this wall a fitting memorial. I visit when I am in DC. But being able to access it this way affords an opportunity to those who cannot make the trip.

Patti, I went to school with John for a few years early-on in Lansdowne/Riverview area in Baltimore. We may have played little league baseball together, I can't remember for sure. I considered him a friend. We never hung out together (too young and lived too far away), but I was interested after hearing about his death in Vietnam as to how it actually occurred. I too am a Vietnam veteran and was there in 1969 with the US Army. I contacted a guy I found online by the name of Fred Morris. Who told me "John was in my platoon as I remember. We often broke into squads so I didn't get to know him personall. He was killed on bridge guard duty. Usually it was good duty but every now and then sappers would hit them. He was a good soldier and everyone liked him." He signed the email "Fred Morris" and his email address was Fnemorris @aol.com Fred also said I could go to the Americal Division website and hit the links for D 3/1. A guy named Johnny Caldwell would help according to him, but I didn't get much from Johnny when I emailed him. Caldwell was at junglew@ticnet.com Please remember that this was in October of 2004 when I contacted both of these guys! Let me know if you find anything new on cousin John. I have a folder here at home with his military photo and it is how I remembered him alive! May God rest his soul! I have been to the Vietnam Veterans memorials in DC and Baltimore both and have seen his name on both. John will live in my heart forever! I have lost it on several occasions during visits to the monuments! The War experience is still something I will remember until the day I die! You can contact me at sieglesx4@verizon.net Regards, Barry Siegle


Norman Couch
ncouch1@myway.com
school friend
9911 se 82nd ave sp54b
Portland, oregon 97266 clackamas
To a friend and hero you have been missed
John I new you had went to vietnam and I had recieved orders to go so I WAS HOPING TO FIND YOU THERE LITTLE DID I KNOW YOU HAD BEEN KILLED 21 DAYS AFTER I HAD ARRIVED I WAS WITH THE 117TH ASSAULT HELICOPTER 1ST AVIATION BATTALION I LOOKED FOR YOU EVERYDAY I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU TILL I CAME HOME I FELT SO GUILTY OF MAKING IT BACK AND I KNOW YOU WERE A HERO BECUSE I WAS THERE AND I PULLED ALOT OF INFANTRY OUT OF SOME OF THE PLACES YOU HAD BEEN BEFORE US JOHN REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU SEE YOU SOON I'M 100% DISABLE STILL SUFFERING FROM THE WAR WE BOTH WENT TO GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND SP/4 NORMAN COUCH CLEAR LEFT ROGER THAT. I WAS THERE APRIL 3 1968 THUR APRIL 3 1969 SORRY I WAS TO LATE TO HELP. Monday, February 07, 2005

  From a Boyhood friend in Lansdowne, MD Posted for: JOHN EDWIN CHARLE MULCAHY: John, I grew up knowing you as a friend in Lansdowne and went thru a few years of school with you. I have emailed and gotten info on your death from others who were in your unit in Vietnam. I spent the entire year of 1969 there in the Army and was fortunate to come home. May God rest your soul, my friend! I have not forgotten you nor your face. I visit the Vietnam Memorial in Baltimore and DC on occasion and remember you in my prayers!!! God rest your soul, My FRIEND! I will always remember you! Thank you for your sacrifice! You will always be my hero!!! Barry
PS Hoping a relative will read and contact me via email!!! Posted by: Barry L. Siegle
Email: sieglesx4@verizon.net
Relationship: We were close friends
Saturday, February 17, 2007

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