DWIGHT ELMER TIMBERLAKE
SP4 - E4 - Army -
11th Armored Cavalry
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 08, 1945
From LIVONIA, MICHIGAN
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Aug 14, 1966
Casualty was on May 21, 1967
in LONG KHANH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Glen Eden Memorial Park
35667 8 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Panel 20E - - Line 79
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Michael F. Ryan remembers Dwight
May 11, 2000
Title: Advanced Party For 11th ACR
Posted By: Michael F. Ryan
I was part of the advance party with Dwight. I remember everyday as we
built the first camp at Long Binh he and I would be in a foxhole half the night
soaking wet trying to bend over to light a cigarette. We were more nervous
of the scorpion and snakes than Charlie. When the regiment finally arrived
they broke all of us up and sent us to separate companies. I ended up in
the hospital from Agent Orange. In one month we had all lost a lot of
weight. The Sunday when K Troop got ambushed I was on radio relay (prc25)
relayed the ambush back to base. I remember that day as if it were
yesterday. Never forgot him because of us being together on advance party.
Later on, in 1979, my wife and I were the lead case in Agent Orange. We
had a daughter, Kerry, who was born with 22 birth defects and my wife was the
one who connected it to agent orange. Just another thing the 11th ACR had
Guest Book Entry Posted June 23, 2008
My name is Mike Johnston. I am a
nephew of Dwight E. Timberlake. I never new him as I was born in 78', however,
I have heard many people say good things about him. From time to time
family members have told me I remind them of him.
Anyway, I was at my aunt's house a while back and she had a chest of all of
his things from the war. It was sad to me and interesting to read all of
the letters he had wrote home during Vietnam. Since then I have been
curious to learn more about him.
In most instances it is a hard topic to bring up in my family as you can
understand. I was wondering if anyone who knew him could tell me a little more
about my uncle?
Write to Mike at: email@example.com
Guest Book Entry posted May 26,
Hi, My name is Mike Harrison, and
I was with Apache Troop, 1/9th Cav, 1st Cav Div. Last January I gave a talk to a History
Class at Clarenceville High School in Livonia Michigan. Doing some work for the talk, I
ran across Dwight Timberlake and the Ambush of May 21st. I suggested to the class they
should learn more about this American Hero. To make a long story short, they did further
work and found out he was a baseball star on the team. Last Monday, May 21, 2004 they had
a dedication cermony and renamed the baseball field Timberlake Field. They had the
remaining family attend and his baseball coach came from Georgia to talk about Dwight.
Many of his High School Buddies were there also. They had a Honor Guard from local Vietnam
Vets Post and many City Officals. Honors to the rest of guys from that action.
A Trp, 1/9th Cav, 1st Cav Div