Joe Amos

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 1
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 28 / 99
Date of Birth: 21-Apr-1931
High School:
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PSGT
Date of Casualty: 30-Oct-1967
Province of Casualty: Binh Long
Amos had served five separate Army enlistments, including combat missions in Korea in 1951 and the Dominican Republic in 1965. The 36-year-old platoon sergeant was killed during a firelight on a rubber plantation near Lee Ninb, Binh Long Province, Vietnam, on Oct. 30, 1967, two weeks after joining Company A of the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. A native Alabamian with family ties to Philadelphia, he had a wide range of military skills and enjoyed football, boxing and bowling. He was survived by his wife, a son, daughter and his mother.