John J. Cimorelli

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 6
National Memorial Panel / Row: West 56 / 20
Date of Birth: 06-Jul-1946
Neighborhood: Port Richmond
High School: Frankford High School
Street: E. Victoria Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 18-Jun-1968
Province of Casualty: Thua Thien
Cimorelli attended Frankford High School and worked as a mail order clerk before enlisting in the Army in October 1963. The 22-year-old specialist four, a gunner, was stationed in Germany, where he re-enlisted, before going to Vietnam in March 1968 and joining Company B of the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. Cimorelli was killed by hostile rocket fire on June 18, 1968. "John�s death seems like I lost half of myself," said his twin brother, Francis, who himself had served in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. Besides his brother, Cimorelli was survived by his mother, a sister and a half-brother.