Lehigh Valley History Project Roundtable
Come! Learn of Our History from a Local Point of View
Lehigh Active Life Center
1633 Elm St., Allentown, PA
Thursday, September 28, 2023
7:00 P.M. (1900 hours)
Speaker: Ralph Leroy Timmons, U.S. Army Career Veteran
Ralph Leroy Timmons will share some of his experiences and accomplishments as a U.S. Military Veteran. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served four years in Okinawa. Ralph then joined the U.S. Army and served as an Infantryman for more than 16 years, Field Radio Repairer, and a United States Army Recruiter. He served with the 101st Airborne Division. Ralph received a number of Decorations, Medals, Badges, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons. These included Parachute Badge, Oversea Service Bars (3), Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, and United States Recruiter Badge. Ralph completed an intensive course of instruction and demonstrated proficiency in the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrolling techniques. He graduated from the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV). In fact, he was the Distinguished Graduate of the class. Ralph was assigned a Recondo Number and authorized to wear the distinctive patch on the right pocket of the fatigue uniform, while serving in the Republic of Vietnam. You will want to hear more about his honorable and brave service to our Country (USA).
The LVVHP is actively seeking veterans of all U.S. Wars and Conflicts to record their personal stories and experiences during the war. This includes taping their interview and compiling copies of any documentation that a veteran wishes to provide. The veteran can either do a public presentation during a Roundtable Meeting, or a private interview can be arranged. We can also help compile records for the Project for deceased veterans. The Project also desires a record from those who served on the “home-front”. If you know anyone, please contact us.
As of 22 September 2023