Neely J. Singletary

Date of Birth: 01/17/1948
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: N. Chadwick Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: CPL
Date of Casualty: 05/11/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Ngai
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 28
Panel Row: 8

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Singletary left Thomas Edison High School in March 1966, and in August of that year enlisted in the Army. He had begun a scrapbook on Vietnam while still in school, and his parents felt that he might become a career soldier. Singletary was ordered to Vietnam in February 1967 and assigned to Company D of the 39th Engineer Battalion. The 19-year-old Pioneer scout was killed May 11, 1967, while looking for enemy land mines. He was survived by his parents, a brother and sister.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial