SP4 - E4 - United States Army
94B20 - Cook
B Battery, 5th Battalion, 16th Artillery
4th Infantry Division
Tour began on July 19, 1968
21 Years Old
Kansas City, Missouri
His sister currently resides in Concordia, Kansas
Born August 28, 1947 in Concordia, Kansas - March 9, 1969
Mary Jane Hurley remembers her brother...
A few years ago when I was going through my folks papers and things I
found this poem. I knew about it but hadn't thought about it for years.
It reminded me of the "Faces on the Wall" tribute. When my brother
Tim died, 3 others, Joe, Bobby, and Tim, also were killed. 3 were
wounded and 8 were not injured. I think they were all in a bunker
that was hit by a rocket. My mom corresponded with the families of the
3 others killed and with a couple of the men who were not injured. Joe's
mom sent the poem to my mom. I do not know if she wrote it or who wrote it.
A note on the poem says "Sent to Tim's Mom from Joe's Mom 11/20/70.
When I am sad and lonely and everything goes wrong,
I seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer Up and Carry On."
Every time I look at your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
"Don't worry, I'm only sleeping,
We'll meet again someday."
When I'm feeling low and worried
And tears begin to fall,
I just turn and tell my troubles
To your picture on the wall.
It's the best of my possessions,
The most precious of them all.
And I wouldn't take a million
For your picture on the wall.
The following information was provided by Mary Jane Hurley, Timothy's sister...
SP4 Timothy Lawrence Hurley
AUS, Btry B, 5th Bn, 16th Arty, 4th Inf Div.
Inducted into Army October 1967 from Kansas City, MO.
Served in Vietnam 19 July 1968 - 9 March 1969. Served as Army cook, was in Ban
Me Thuot, Pleiku, Kontum. Died near Polei Kling Fire Base in Kontum Province
from wounds received while on perimeter defense when area came under hostile attack.
Picture of Tim and Mess Trailer was taken 7 March 1969 near Polei Kling.
Born 28 August 1947 Concordia, KS. Family was living in Minneapolis, KS then.
Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Glasco, KS.
Parents, J. Lawrence and Louvena Gorsuch Hurley grew up in rural Cloud County
and Glasco and Aurora areas. They returned in 1970 and lived in Concordia
until their deaths.
Infantry Division Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Dedicated on July 5, 2001
Official Print of the 4th Infantry Division.
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