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Joe Costello - Silver Star, Purple Heart

Joe Costello - Silver Star, Purple Heart

Joe Costello shortly before the Battle of Ong Thanh. Joe was awarded Silver Star and Purple Heart Medals for the battle. Despite his own serious wounds, he protected and organized other soldiers who were cut off. He salvaged radio parts under fire and put together a working radio. He was able to establish contact with the command elements and supplied information to adjust artillery and other support. Joe was 18 years old at the time.

You will find more information about Joe here http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/twodays/stories/st_costello.html


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Dennis McSweeney 24-Sep-2014 12:47
My memories of that day in October are forever with me. I was on the other end of your radio transmissions. My unit was providing artillery support. We were in a continuous fire mode and danger close to both A and D Company. Fair winds, Dennis McSweeney, then Commander, Battery C, 2/33 Artillery.
Guest 07-Apr-2010 06:06
Hopeing to meet you someday. My father (Thomas J Wagner) was a member of Delta Co. in the Battle of Ong Thang.

wags302@comcast.net
Yiannis Pavlis18-Aug-2009 13:41
Wonderful photography!
Great in one word..Thank you for sharing.
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