Irish Men and Women 
Whose Names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
(The Wall) in Washington, D.C.

www.irishonthewall.com

 

NAME RANK 
& BRANCH OF SERVICE & UNIT

DATE, 
PLACE OF BIRTH,
& HOME OF RECORD

DATE
& PLACE OF DEATH

PANEL/LINE

PHILIP SEAN BANCROFT

CPL Marine Corps
1st Marine Div.

JUN 11, 1949
BELFAST

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

SEP 30, 1968

Quang Nam Province

PANEL 42 WEST

LINE 45

Also Remembered on the Allegheny County Memorial

Brian McGinn's tribute in "An Irishman's Diary"

JOHN PATRICK COLLOPY

PFC Army
4th Infantry Div.

JUL 6, 1946
LIMERICK

Dorchester, Massachusetts

JUL 15, 1967

Tay Ninh Province

PANEL 23 EAST

LINE 74

Also Remembered on the 
Dorchester MA Memorial

JOHN COYLE

SP4 Army
4th Infantry Div.

JAN 03, 1946
BIRMINGHAM (CAVAN)
Born in England to Irish Parents

Bronx NY

MAR 29, 1967

South Vietnam

PANEL 17 EAST

LINE 67

Also Remembered on the New Jersey Memorial
(Registered for the Selective Service in
Hackensack, New Jersey)

TIMOTHY DALY

SP4 Army
4th Infantry Div.

JUL 21, 1945
LIMERICK

Edgewater, New Jersey

FEB 03, 1967

South Vietnam

PANEL 14 EAST

LINE 111

Also Remembered on the New Jersey Memorial

In the words of a child . . .

MARTIN S. DOHERTY

RD3
U.S. Navy

April 8, 1949
New York City, New York 
Born in New York to an Irish-born mother, nee Mary Kate O'Brien, from Cloonacath, Co. Galway
December 4, 1969
Vietnam
 
PANEL 15 WEST

LINE  023

Kilkerrin Cemetery, Co. Galway
(graveside photo)

PAMELA DOROTHY DONOVAN 

2/LT Army Nurse Corps
85th Evac. Hosp.

 

MAR 25, 1942
WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE, UK (DUBLIN)  
Born in England to Irish Parents

Brighton, Massachusetts

JUL 08, 1968

Gia Dinh Province

PANEL 53 WEST

LINE 43

SEAN TIMOTHY DORAN

CPL Army
25th Infantry Div.

OCT 9, 1948
DUBLIN

Lennox, California

MAR 28, 1969

Tay Ninh Province

PANEL 28 WEST

LINE 68

In the words of a child . . .

JOHN CECIL DRIVER

1/LT Army
101st Airborne Div.

First Tour, 1965-1966:
SGT, Army
2nd Bn., 7th Cavalry,
1st Cavalry Div.


 John Driver's best friend: 

CYRIL RICHARD "Rick" RESCORLA

2/LT, Army
2nd Bn., 7th Cavalry,
1st Cavalry Div.

Read a Tribute

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"Rick Rescorla from Vietnam Magazine"

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MAY 16, 1936
DUBLIN

Dublin

 

 

 


 


1939
HAYLE, CORNWALL, UK
(a self-described "Celt from Cornwall" included here as an honorary Irishman)

Morristown, New Jersey

APR 17, 1969

Thua Thien Province

 

 

 

 

 

 


 SEP 11, 2001

World Trade Center, New York

PANEL 27 WEST

LINE 99

Also remembered on the Washington State Memorial










Remembered for Heroism 

Vietnam, 1965-1966

New York City, 1993

New York City, 2001

TERENCE PATRICK FITZGERALD

CPL Army
4th Infantry Div.

JUL 26, 1939 
LONDON (KERRY & GALWAY) 
Born in England to Irish Parents

San Francisco, California

May 26, 1967 

Pleiku Province 

PANEL 20 EAST

LINE 114

Also remembered on the San Francisco Memorial

BERNARD ANTHONY FREYNE

L/CPL Marine Corps
1st Marine Div.

MAY 13, 1945
BALLAGHADERREEN, ROSCOMMON

Woodside, New York

MAR 10, 1967

Quang Nam Province

PANEL 16 EAST

LINE 52

Brian McGinn's tribute in "An Irishman's Diary"

In the words of a child . . .

PATRICK GALLAGHER

CPL Marine Corps
3rd Marine Div.

Navy Cross

FEB 1, 1944
BALLYHAUNIS, MAYO

Lynbrook, New York

MAR 30, 1967

Quang Nam Province

PANEL 17 EAST

LINE 71

Also remembered by fellow Marine Frank G. Erwin Jr.

Brian McGinn's tribute in "An Irishman's Diary"

In the words of a child . . .

EDWARD MICHAEL HOWELL

SFC ARMY
4th Infantry Div.

JUN 21, 1937
DUBLIN

Cleveland, Ohio

APR 17, 1967

Long An Province

PANEL 18 EAST

LINE 41

EDMOND JOHN LANDERS

CPT Army
1st Infantry Div.

JUL 7, 1937
OOLA, LIMERICK

Vacaville, California

MAY 15, 1968

Gia Dinh Province

PANEL 60 EAST

LINE 24

Oola, Co. Limerick
(graveside photo)

In the words of a child . . .

BRIAN FRANCIS MCCARTHY

SP4 Army
1st Infantry Div.

OCT 5, 1945 
NEW YORK (CORK)
Born in U.S. to Irish Father

New York City, New York

MAR 15, 1969

Binh Long Province

PANEL 29 WEST 

LINE 47

PAUL IVAN MAHER

L/CPL Marine Corps

JUL 6, 1945
DUBLIN

Hauppauge, New York

MAR 05, 1966

Quang Nam Province

PANEL 5 EAST

LINE 120

PETER MARY NEE

L/CPL Marine Corps
1st Marine Div.

AUG 15, 1947
GALWAY/CONNERMARA

Cambridge, Massachusetts

MAR 31, 1969

Quang Nam Province

PANEL 28 WEST

LINE 99

Also Remembered on the Dorchester MA Memorial

Brian McGinn's tribute in "An Irishman's Diary"

In the words of a child . . .

PATRICK CHRISTOPHER NEVIN

SGT Army
1st Cavalry Div.

APR 25, 1937
CLAREMORRIS, MAYO

East Chicago, Indiana

FEB 23, 1966

South Vietnam

PANEL 5 EAST

LINE 67

MAURICE JOSEPH O'CALLAGHAN

PFC Marine Corps
1st Marine Div.

DEC 27, 1946
DUBLIN

Iselin, New Jersey

APR 21, 1967

Quang Nam Province

PANEL 18 EAST

LINE 62

Also Remembered on the New Jersey Memorial

ANTHONY PAUL O'REILLY

1/LT Army
9th Infantry Div.

Distinguished Service Cross Citation

JUN 1, 1938
GALWAY

Kettering, Ohio

JUN 03, 1968

Kien Tuong Province

PANEL 60 WEST

LINE 3

In the words of a child . . .

EDWARD ANTHONY SCULLY

SP4 Army
173rd Airborne Bde.

JUN 25, 1945
CORK

West Point, New York

NOV 13, 1967

Kontum Province

PANEL 29 EAST

LINE 92

MICHAEL FRANCIS SMITH

SP4 Army
4th Infantry Div.

NOV 25, 1945
CAVAN

New York City, New York

MAR 18, 1967

Tay Ninh Province

PANEL 16 EAST

LINE 107

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Irish Who Died in Vietnam
While Serving with the Australian Forces

Sgt. Thomas Birnie

 2nd Royal Australian Regiment

Date & Place of Birth: 1940, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Home of Record: Australia

Date & Place of Death: 25 March 1971

Vietnam Memorial: Canberra, Australia

Sgt Robert Fleming

1st RAR and 1st Australian Reinforcement Regiment

Date & Place of Birth: 1946, Northern Ireland

Home of Record: Australia

Date & Place of Death: 09 November1970, South Vietnam

Vietnam Memorial: Canberra, Australia

Tpr David G. Doyle

Driver/Signalman David G. Doyle, 3 Cavalry Regiment

Date & Place of Birth: 1950, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Home of Record: New South Wales, Australia

Date & Place of Death: 31 July 1970, Phuoc Tuy

Vietnam Memorial: Canberra, Australia

Private George Nagle

Rifleman George Nagle, 9th Royal Australian Regiment

Date & Place of Birth: 1946, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

Home of Record: Australia

Date & Place of Death: 06 January 1969, Phuoc Tuy

Vietnam Memorial: Canberra, Australia

Artwork © Derek Walsh, from Touched by Fire and used with his kind permission.

 

IRISH CIVILIANS KILLED IN VIETNAM

Name, Occupation Date, Place of Birth & U.S. Residence Date, Circumstance & Place of Death
MICHAEL MURPHY

Office of Public Safety, USAID:

Advisor to South Vietnamese Police Field Forces

 

FEB 9, 1928

CASSIDYS AVENUE, CORK CITY

Anchorage, Alaska
(On leave from Alaska State Troopers)

 

MAY 23, 1968

Viet Cong ambush

Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam

Commemorated on a Plaque at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Biography and Description of Scholarship Fund

Michael Murphy Education Loan (Scholarship)

Can You Help?... with more information on the names below, or with information on any other Vietnam casualties born in Ireland or born elsewhere to Irish parents? All information will be treated with sensitivity and respect for the dead and their grieving family members.


Allen Melvin Hutchinson 

Date & Place of Birth: 27 June 1949; unk. 
Rank & Service: Corporal, Marine Corps 
Marital Status: Single 
Religious Affiliation: Protestant 
Home of Record: Auburn, Maine 
Date & Place of Death: 05 Feb 1970, Thua Thien Province, Vietnam 
Vietnam Memorial: Panel 14 West, Line 106 

Clue: When The Traveling Wall was in Galway, April 1999, someone left flowers and a card for him. Identity of flower layer unknown Source: Declan Hughes, Irish Veterans Memorial Project, Dublin


Michael Terence Mulvaney 
Date & Place of Birth: 06 January 1943; unk. 
Rank & Service: SP4, Army 
Marital Status: Single 
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic 
Home of Record: The Philippines. 
Date & Place of Death: 01 April 1966, 
Vietnam Vietnam Memorial: Panel 6 East, Line 72 

Clue: Juxtaposition of 'Irish' name with Asian home of record suggests further investigation Source: Declan Hughes, Irish Veterans Memorial Project, Dublin

An Irishman's Diary

Today is Memorial Day, when America honours its war dead. At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., a tricoloured wreath will be laid, and Irish flags placed, in memory of the seventeen Irish soldiers known to have died with US forces in Vietnam.  

Irish Fighting Irish  

In foreign armies, Irish soldiers often found fellow-Irishmen in their gun sights.

Encounters with the Irish on The Wall

One. That was the official count of Irish-born casualties when Vickie Curtin, coordinator of the Washington, D.C. branch of the Coalition of Irish Immigrant Centers, set out to lay a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But surely, among the more than 58,000 names etched in the black granite panels of The Wall—as the Memorial is popularly known--1st Lieutenant John Cecil Driver of Dublin could not be the sole Irishman? 

 

Irish in the Korean War

The Irish in WWII

Irish in Other Wars and Armies

Brian McGinn - a partial online Bibliography

Other nationalities on the Wall 

Who are those guys doing this website?

Brian McGinn , author and researcher for this page died in 2005.
His many friends and his family are truly bereft at his passing.

Page last updated September 12, 2011