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Wed, Sep. 19th, 2007, 07:07 pm
Today was a good day.

Today I had the honor to push the wheelchair of Charles E. “Butch” Joeckel, Jr. (PDF)

From link above:

"Butch lost both of his legs above the knees in a land mine explosion during an engagement with the enemy. He was awarded the Silver Star, Navy Commendation Medal with the combat “V” device, the Purple Heart and other meritorious awards for action in Vietnam."

Today was a good day.

Thu, Oct. 18th, 2007 09:37 am (UTC)
ur_retro_career

Hello There!

I did a google blog search for Butch Joeckel, and your blog came up. I was looking for Mr. Joeckel, because he and my father were close friends at one time. My dad and Mr. Joeckel also served together in the Marines.

Do you work with Mr. Joeckel? I was curious to find his email address, because my father passed away last year, and I was hoping to let him know...

Anyway, if you'd like to reply to this, you can post back here and I'll check back (I don't update own my journal, unfortunately.)

Thank you,
Tricia

Sun, Oct. 21st, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
tammyland513: DAD

It was a privilege and honor to be the daughter of such spectaculor man. Please feel free to contact me with your stories and memories as my brothers and I wish to have his legacy continue. 410-570-4699 anytime or Tammyland513@yahoo.com