|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1946|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1967|
Kon Tum, Vietnam
In Memory of….. Sp4. Joseph M. Champion.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
JOSEPH CHAMPION - Army - SP4 - E4
Date of Birth Mar 27, 1946
From: DECATUR, GA
Marital Status: Single - Parents: William G. Geer, Atlanta, GA. Mother, Clide C. Anderson, of Atlanta, GA, Born Aug. 16, 1924 and Died Dec. 11, 2008 at the age of 84 yrs old.. He has NO children. Three Brother, Gregory Anderson, , . and a Sister, Nita.
***** I had the great honor of serving with Champ in Vietnam. He was truly a warm, kind, talented, honest, and caring person. I think of him often.
***** Thanks, to all the people who honor men like my brother, Joseph Champion. To those that served with him I honor and respect you for the sacrifice you gave. I feel that the big brother whom i cherish gave the ultimate sacrifice of life. I was very young and Joe seemed larger than life to me. The short time we spent together lives on in me, because he showed me so much in a short time. The Love for GOD, FAMILY and FRIENDS, along with respect.
***** MY FAVORITE CITIZEN
THIS WAS THE TOPIC OF AN ESSAY WRITTEN BY ME, AS A SIXTH GRADER IN 1968 TO HONOR MY BROTHER,WHOM I IDOLIZED DEEPLY. IT WON AN AWARD SPONSORED BY THE NORTHSIDE WOMEN'S CLUB. I HAVE KEPT THE 25.00 SAVINGS BOND AS A MEMENTO IN JOE'S HONOR. JOSEPH CHAMPIONS LEGACY LIVES ON IN YOUR THREE BROTHERS WHO HAVE BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS AS WELL AS GOOD FATHERS. YOUR WHOLE FAMILY CARRIES THE TORCH THAT YOU LIT. GOD IS BLESSING US EVERY DAY TO CARRY-ON. TO YOU AND ALL THAT GAVE THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL, YOUR LIFE GOD BLESS. YOUR BROTHER GREG.
***** Joseph "Jo Jo" or "Champ" Champion My Big Brother - who had touch so many lives; seems to always become a topic of discussion. How he played sports in high school; how the Atlanta Braves took a moment before the game to pay tribute; his days at Morehouse, how active he was in Church. Joe was the All-American guy that anyone would have wanted as a Son, Brother, Friend or just someone saying "yeah, I know Joe Champion". This is why he will NEVER/EVER be forgotten. Joe, your little brother "Rap" whom you never had the chance to see but I know you met him in the loving spirit when goes to his little closet to speak to you. WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WE KEEP YOU ALIVE!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN YOUR SISTER
***** I don't remember Jo Jo. I have listened to many many stories that my family has told about him. He was and still is our hero. Every family has that 'special person' that everyone loves so much he was that person. I visited the Traveling Memorial Wall several years ago in Atlanta. Finding his name was such a special & emotional experience. Seeing his name listed with so many others knowing that he said 'yes' to serving our country, knowing that he served our country for a purpose of what we believe, knowing that he was fighting for our freedom, knowing that he was proud to be an American reminds me that he lived a well and prosperous life.
SP4 - E4 - Army - 25th Infantry Division
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Sep 15, 1966
Casualty was on Mar 21, 1967
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 53432126
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 00
Unit: C CO, 2ND BN, 35TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
Start Tour: 09/15/1966
Incident Date: 03/21/1967
Casualty Date: 03/21/1967
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Kontum Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Place:Plei Trap Valley (One Niner Battle)South Vietnam
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Panel 16E - Line 130
On March 21, 1967, Sp4. Joseph M. Champion became a ground casualty.
While in Kon Tum, South Vietnam, One Niner Battle, he was killed by multiple fragmentation wounds.
His body was recovered.
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: Section U Site 299
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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