Joe Edward “Edd” Griffith was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Griffith of Brimstone Road, Robbins. He attended Robbins High School for three years and joined the Army in 1964, later obtaining his high school diploma. He re-enlisted for six years in January, 1966, and had four more years to serve. Sgt Griffith was married to the former Jo Ann Clements of Coffee Springs, Alabama and was the father of a 9-month-old son, Joey. His wife and child lived in Alabama. He had previously been in Vietnam for seven months but was returned to the United States and was stationed for a year at Fort Rucker, Ala., before being sent back to Vietnamon December 24.

Military Data
Length Service 04
Unit C Company, 3rd Battalion BN, 1st Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Div., USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 6 December 1967
Incident Date 13 April 1968
Casualty Date 13 April 1968
Age at Loss 24
Location , South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

Vietnam Wall Panel 49E Line 041

Meadowlawn Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 November 1943
  • Date of death: 13 April 1968
  • County: Scott
  • Hometown: Robbins
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Meadowlawn Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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