Date of Birth: 12/02/1947
High School: Father Judge High School
Street: Jackson Street
Branch of Service: Marine Corps
Date of Casualty: 10/17/1967
Province of Casualty: Quang Nam
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 31
Panel Row: 1
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Townsend worked as a steamfitter's apprentice after graduating from Father Judge High School in 1966. He joined the Marines in January 1967 and was sent to Vietnam in August of that year, where the rifleman was assigned to Company G of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines,1st Marine Division. Townsend was wounded in action and evacuated to the naval hospital in Yokuska, Japan, where he died on Oct. 17, 1967, at the age of 19. He was survived by his parents.