Sammie Griffin

Date of Birth: 04/04/1947
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
High School:
Street: N. Philip street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 12/18/1965
Province of Casualty: Unknown
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 12
Panel Row: 3

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Griffin, who enlisted in the Army in September 1964, confided in his last letter home train Vietnam that “I'm trying very hard to stay alive and get back home,” The private first class, a rifleman assigned to Company C of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, and 173rd Airborne Brigade, died one week before Christmas Day 1965. He was 18 years old. Survivors included his father, two brothers and two sisters.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial