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CNB ARCHIVES: Remembering SP4 Joe Tiefenthaler, of Brooklawn, Rams Alumni

CNB ARCHIVES PUBLISHED Tuesday, July 07, 2009



Joseph T. Tiefenthaler

 Joseph T. Tiefenthaler was born on October 19, 1945. His home of record is Brooklawn, NJ. He served in the US Army and attained the rank of Specialist 4th Class (SP4). He was assigned to B Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division.  Tiefenthaler was killed in action on May 13, 1967.


PHOTO: Joseph Tiefenthaler in the middle, Gary Creek with M16, of Bellmawr NJ, kneeling. Creek was also a graduate of Gloucester Catholic, Class of '63. For many years he was a letter carrier in Bellmawr. 

SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS JOSEPH THOMAS TIEFENTHALER was born on October 19, 1945 to Mr. & Mrs. Francis Tiefenthaler. He grew up in Brooklawn NJ, at 228 Nansen Avenue. Known to friends and classmates as Tieffy, he graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1965. He was drafted into the United States Army, and served our country as an infantryman.

SP4 Tiefenthaler began his tour of duty in Vietnam on August 2, 1966. On May 13, 1967 he was killed in action by small arms fire in Binh Dinh province, South Vietnam. He was one of three members of Company B lost that day, the others being Specialist 4th Class Gary R. Zywica of Detroit MI, and Private First Class Joseph Cavarocchi of Philadelphia, PA. He was 21 years old and was single.
Specialist Fourth Class Tiefenthaler was brought home to the United States for burial.

A Note from The Virtual Wall : B Company, 1/7th Cavalry, lost three men on 13 May 1967:

SP4 Joseph T. Tiefenthaler, Brooklawn, NJ;
SP4 Gary R. Zywica, Detroit, MI; and
PFC Joseph Cavarocchi, Philadelphia, PA.

08 Jun 2006 : Hey Tieffy, Just want you to know someone from the class of ‘65 still thinks about you and our other fallen classmates. Some of us made it back home and it doesn't seem fair that some of us didn't. I'll be sure to see you in the next go around.

Brought to you by American Legion Post 372, 1532 Martin Ave., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 * 856-665-3889 *

 Information from, and NJVVMF. 

 Camden County Vietnam KIA Index (Candlelight RSVP Yes Family & Friend)

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