Date of Birth: 07/22/1948
Neighborhood: West Philadelphia
High School: West Philadelphia High School
Street: S. Robinson Street
Branch of Service: Army
Date of Casualty: 10/21/1969
Province of Casualty: Tay Ninh
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 9
Panel Row: 15
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Between July and October 1969, Farnsworth participated in more than 25 missions in Vietnam as a helicopter gunner with Company E of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry. 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). In 1968, he graduated from, West Philadelphia High School, where he was a member of the Citizens Association. Farnsworth was a security guard for Atlantic Richfield Corp. before being drafted, and planned to return there when he got home. The 21-year-old specialist four was killed on Oct. 21. 1969, when a mine exploded while he was on patrol near the Saigon River. Farnsworth was survived by his parents a brother and two sisters.