TIMOTHY JOHN CAROLAN
Sketch by Cliff Wheeler
Private, Administrative Clerk
281st Assault Helicopter Company
10th CAB, 17th CAG, 1st AVN BDE
From Chicago, Illinois
Born July 7, 1949
Tour of duty began on December 18, 1968
Non-hostile casualty of unknown cause, June 18, 1968.
Vietnam Wall Panel 22W, Line 73
PVT Timothy John Carolan Joined the 281st AHC in December of 1968 serving as an administrative clerk in the unit headquarters. On the evening of Wednesday, June 18, 1969, he was manning a perimeter guard tower as part of his assigned guard duty when, at approximately 0300 hours, he failed to respond to the call of a walking guard. The walking guard checked his status and found him to be unconscious. Attempts by the officer of the day to revive him failed and he was transported to the 5th Special Forces Medical facility where he was pronounced dead on arrival. An investigation reveled that his death was not due to hostile forces or a medical condition.
A MAN IS NOT DEAD UNTIL HE IS FORGOTTEN
ONCE AN INTRUDER ... ALWAYS AN INTRUDER