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Timothy John Mahoney


I grew up in San Francisco and Daly City. We moved to Sacramento after my freshman year in high school. After high school was in the seminary for about two years. Returned home to attend school and to change my defefment. That did nit work so I enlisted in the Army. Went through Oakland Army induction center and looked at the protestors. Basic was at Fort Lewis.; then Fort Leonardwood and was trained as a crane operator, Was sent to Fort Carson, but after several months I volunteered for Nam. Long Bin, 90th replacement, 25th Infantry and then sent to D company of 65th Engineers at Dau Tieng and in July 69, the Brigade moved to Cu Chi. For about six months I worked as a Combat Engineer. I was trained in the company area for three days. Then sweeping roads for 2nd Bn, 22nd Inf. Mech. After about 45 days was sent to be a leg outfit. { B com. 4th Bn, 25th Infantry and demolition work. After that my company received a new front end loader and because of my training I operated that equipment. Just before I went home on leave because of the my siz plus month extension I was moved to the headquarters company to operator a D-7 dozer and drives a ten ton tracor trailer to move the dozer. One of our primay jobs was to drag and anchor chain between two dozers to detenate mines and other ordance. I spend some of my last days in Cambodia but then returned to Cu Chi because I was short.

When I left the VN I was met at the airport my my financee and we were married two weeks to the day that I got home. {June 27, 1970. We are still married and raised three children. We lost my middle son shortly after he returned from 34.

I retired from the Department of Corrections on December 30, 2010. Now I am dealing with some of the health issues but still enjoying life.

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The Wall
posted on March 30th, by Timothy Mahoney,
I have visited the wall three times to check on names and pray the the brothers lost. The last time my wife was with me and she was amazed at the number of veterans and their demonstrations of emotions.
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