Harry B. Seedes

Date of Birth: 11/05/1948
Neighborhood: Fishtown
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: Marlborough Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 03/03/1969
Province of Casualty: Kontum
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 27
Panel Row: 13

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The Army trained Seedes to be a rifleman, but he remained opposed to killing and felt a deep empathy for the Vietnamese be met in the war-torn country. The 20-year-old private first class left Edison High School early in 1968 and was drafted in June of that year. The rifleman was sent to Vietnam and served near Saigon with Company C of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. Seedes died on March 3, 1969. He was survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister. Seedes was one of at least 11 young men from the Fishtown-Kensington-Port Richmond neighborhoods to die or be missing in action in Vietnam. AU are honored on the Cpl. Charles J. Glenn 3rd Memorial in Fish-town, dedicated in 1967 and one of the first memorials to Vietnam veterans in the U.S.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial