K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey




PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
11th Armored Cavalry
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 22, 1948
His tour of duty began on Dec 31, 1968
Casualty was on Jun 20, 1969
Body was recovered
Remains Interred
Holy Cross - Mount Carmel Cemeteries
488 Hampton Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 363-7420
Section D, Lot 18, Grave J

Panel 22W - - Line 100

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Photos submitted by Steve Gee

Patty Sell Powell remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

February 20, 2010
Posted By: Patty Sell Powell
e-Mail: april17powell@yahoo.com

Relationship: Sister

Thank you for all the kind words spoken of my brother Josie. I would love to hear from any of you and your memories of my brother. Please feel free to email me @ april17powell@yahoo.com

Thank you and God Bless
Patty Sell Powell

JuliAnn Sell remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

February 20, 2010
Posted By: JuliAnn Sell
e-Mail: JuliAnn.M.Sell@wv.gov

Relationship: Niece

Wonderful, never got the chance to meet my Uncle Joe, but this..... this.... is  nice, really a wonderful way to kinda know, things, ways, and where he was stationed, and the comments some made to the pictures. Much Appreciated. Never knew Him, But... Will Always Love Him.

Steve Gee remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

September 6, 2008
Posted By: Steve Gee
e-Mail: sgee_01@yahoo.com

Relationship: Friend

Joe and I arrived in-country at the same time and ended up on the same PC together.  I was Joe's tank commander along with Dan Paris, Joe Gehrig and a fellow who's name I can't remember.  We served together on track 12 for several months until the other Sgt. arrived and assumed command of the track.  The track I was on then was the first to arrive after we realized 12 was not with the rest of the platoon.  I'll never forget that day or Joe. He was without a doubt one of the most genuinely nice people I've ever met.  As long as there are friends of Joe's that are still around, so will Joe be.  I do have a few pictures that I will share if any of his family would be  interested.

Dan Paris remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

January 04, 2005
Posted By: Dan Paris

Relationship: Not Listed

If this is who I thing it is, we were on the same ACAV that day.  Joe was our driver.  We were ambushed.  Joe was hit and killed which left us with not driver so we were stuck.  The rest of our platoon took off not realizing we had no driver.   We continued to take fire and our sergeant was hit as was myself.  After 10 minutes or so, the platoon realized what had happened and came back for us.

Ben Lewis remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

December 23, 2004
"I Never Knew Him Personally"
Posted By: Ben Lewis
e-Mail: brl1199@zoominternet.net

Relationship: A distant relative through Joseph's cousin, Deborah Rager Lewis.

I never knew Joseph, but my mother has talked about him many times as she is a cousin to Joseph. She remembers him and his death very well. My mothers name is Deborah and her maiden name was Rager and was related to the Ragers and Bucklews of Fairmont, WV. She is Debbie Lewis from Finleyville, PA. When I was younger we made the trip to Washington DC and visited the Vietnam Memorial and found Joseph's name. When my mother saw it, it took her breath away. She cried in sorrow, but then smiled with pride as she thought of his honorable service to his country.

Kenron Ritchie remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

September 25, 2003
"A Great Friend"
Posted By: Kenron Ritchie
e-Mail: kenronr@aol.com

Relationship: Friend

I have pictures that light up with Joe's smile.  I have memories of Joe's kind heart and big smile, really nice guy.  I served with Joe and remember the day he died.   I won't ever forget him or that day.

Richard G. Perez (Speedy) Remembers Joseph Wayne Sell, Jr.

Title: Memories Of A True Friend
Date: June 20, 2001
Relationship: Track Member And Good Friend


We served together in the same track. Thanks for your help and guidance when I was brand new in country. I think of you often after all these years. Sometimes I wish I had taken that bullet instead of you. May God be taking care of you and may you be with your loved ones as time marches on. It was an honor serving with you. Today is the 32nd anniversary of your death but you're not forgotten.

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