Edward B. Spear

Date of Birth: 01/29/1949
Neighborhood: Crescentville
High School: Cardinal Dougherty High School
Street: Tabor Avenue
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 10/05/1968
Province of Casualty: Binh Duong
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 29
Panel Row: 4

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"All he wanted to do was fight for his country," recalled Spear's mother. The 19-year-old specialist four was a 1966 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and worked as a purchasing agent at Nanette Manufacturing Co. before joining the Army in October 1967. The ammunition bearer was assigned to Company D of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, in Vietnam. Spear died near Saigon on Oct. 5, 1968, and was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Survivors included his parents. two brothers and two sisters.

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