JOSEPH WAYNE SELL, JR.
PFC - E3 - Army -
11th Armored Cavalry
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 22, 1948
From FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA
His tour of duty began on Dec 31, 1968
Casualty was on Jun 20, 1969
in BINH LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Holy Cross - Mount Carmel Cemeteries
488 Hampton Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Section D, Lot 18, Grave J
Panel 22W - - Line 100
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Patty Sell Powell
remembers Joseph Wayne
February 20, 2010
Posted By: Patty Sell Powell
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and God Bless
Patty Sell Powell
JuliAnn Sell remembers Joseph Wayne
February 20, 2010
Posted By: JuliAnn Sell
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
September 6, 2008
Posted By: Steve Gee
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
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
December 23, 2004
"I Never Knew Him Personally"
Posted By: Ben Lewis
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
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
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.