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PFC Joseph Richard “Twiggy” Twigg, Jr

PFC Joseph Richard “Twiggy” Twigg, Jr

Birth
Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Death 28 Dec 1968 (aged 19)
Ben Luc, Long An, Vietnam
Burial Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 49445313 · View Source
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PFC Joseph Richard Twigg, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Cumberland, Maryland.

Private First Class Joseph Richard Twigg Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army Selective Service, PFC Twigg served our country until December 28th, 1968 in Long An, South Vietnam. He was 19 years old and was not married. It was reported that Joseph died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Joseph was born on January 21st, 1949 in Cumberland, Maryland. PFC Twigg is on panel 35W, line 001 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

"Joe Twigg" An American Hero-With A Great Family. I never knew Joe personally, though if he were like his Father, 'Dickey' he was a great man, as his entire family. Joe selfishly gave his life for his county, before ever living his own. Unquestionably this was very painful for Dickey and Teresa, as with the rest of his family and friends. The Twigg's are a Great Family and without doubt are very proud of Joe. Joe Twigg an American Hero, from a great family. You will never be forgotten. Tommy Riggleman, Cumberland, Md 21502.

My Friend: Joe, You are the best. I miss you and the days of the 55's. I think of you always and what might have been. You will never be forgotten. I made it home from Nam yet I live there every day. You are one of many faces I see. May God Bless You. Paul Twigg, 16 Jerseytown Road, Apt D, Bloomsburg, PA 17811.

He served with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49445313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Joseph Richard “Twiggy” Twigg, Jr (21 Jan 1949–28 Dec 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49445313, citing Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .