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"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC Anthony Joseph O'Neill, who died in the service of his country on May 18th, 1969 in Kontum Province, Vietnam. The cause of death was listed as Small Arms/AW. At the time of his death Anthony was 21 years of age. He was from New York, New York. Anthony is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Panel 24W, Line 47.
Anthony was born on 10/15/1947 in London, England to Irish parents Michael and Mary O'Neill. He came to the United States in August, 1949 and was raised in Manhattan in NYC. He aspired to be a U.S. citizen and did so upon eligibility at age eighteen. Tony spent most of his childhood in the Inwood section of Manhattan and went to Good Shepherd grammar school. He studied for the priesthood at Cathedral Prep (Manhattan), but left and graduated from Bishop Dubois H.S. (Manhattan) and went to Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. A brilliant student, he decided after three years of college to waive his student deferment and serve his country by joining the Army in 1968. He was killed in action 05/18/1969 at the age of 21. He was survived by his parents and two younger sisters, Mary and (Lillian) Jean, and a younger brother, Michael. A model citizen, a model human being. Missed by friends and family to this day.