Joseph E. Shubiak

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 25 / 8
Date of Birth: 15-May-1947
Neighborhood: Fairmount
High School: Murrell Dobbins Vocational High School
Street: N. Taylor Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 17-Aug-1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Ngai
The 1965 Dobbins Vocational High School graduate entered the Army in October 1966. The 20-year-old specialist four, a combat construction specialist, was attached to the 19th Engineer Battalion in Vietnam. He was injured when the vehicle be was driving struck a land mine. Shubiak was airlifted to Clark Air Base in the Phillipines where he died Aug. 17, 1967. He was survived by his parents, a brother and sister. Shubiak�s name is on a plaque at the Patrick E. Ward Memorial at 24th and Aspen streets. Ward, Shubiak and George L. Lishchynsky, another Vietnam casualty, all lived within a few blocks of each other in Fairmount.