will always be remembered
died in my arms on May 9, 1968, while with Mike Company, 3/5
Marines. I remember it very well, you were accidentally killed
by an artillery round that got too close, but Mike Company was
in such deep stuff that the artillery had to be close to
I told you right before you died that if you pull out of this,
we'll go straight to Chicago after our tour is over, and get
the biggest and best steak you ever had. I know Marvin Jones
sends his best too. You both were best of buddies. God bless,
you'll never be forgotten.
Friday, July 16, 1999
Went To School Together
and I attended De Paul Academy High School in Chicago from 1962
- 1966. We had lots of fun. We both played football as freshmen,
if I remember correctly he played tight end. I know he also
tried out for the cross country team. I remember during one
practice, he cut across this huge field (might have been a nine-hole
golf course) they used to run around, he was such a slow runner
he still came in last. He later got cut from the team.
and I, and some other friends of ours, got caught by my parents
drinking at my house when we were 15 or 16. They all got off,
I got grounded for a month. Such good Catholic boys we were.
couple of nights ago, I spoke on the phone to one of my close
friends in Chicago, Brian Dillon. Tim, Brian & I were all
very close. We always hung out together. Brian was also in the
Marines. In fact, I believe Tim was awarded 5 extra days leave
for signing up Brian. If I got Brian's story straight that he
told me the other night, Brian left for Nam on May 8th, and
didn't find out that Tim had died the next day until a few weeks
later. Tim's mother gave Brian his Medals. I attended Tim's
funeral, and for me, it was the first time I had ever lost anyone
that I was close to, including relatives.
Saturday, November 20, 1999