Stephen Wayne QuinnCorporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
01 March 1949 - 17 May 1968
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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The database page for Stephen Wayne Quinn
This is my memory of my buddy Steve, when as 18 year old soldiers we were in the same squad. He was a fine soldier and very polite to all. Steve was fearless in battle and carried his weight as well as anyone in the bush. He wanted to be a machine gunner and got his wish when our gunner Benny Thompson left for home. Benny would always say things were OK when we three were together.
I got wounded March 3, 1968 and when I returned to the field after weeks of rehab I was told that Benny and Quinn had left with Steve getting killed. I felt somewhat alone as we were a team but lived to tell a story. His family should be very proud of this soldier.
I will always keep him in my heart.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 15 Apr 2008
Last updated 08/10/2009