Joseph Wilfred Rounseville

First Sergeant
Army of the United States
05 April 1937 - 09 February 1968
Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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Silver Star

Combat Infantry

Bronze Star (2 awards), Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Joseph Wilfred Rounseville

21 Jul 2005

First Sergeant Rounseville led us into combat for the first time. He saved my life three times just by doing his job. I didn't know him as a friend, only as a leader. I never got to thank him for helping me come home.

If there is anyone alive who loved him, I hope they will remember that he died taking care of his men. He did not die for nothing.

Leslie Smith
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08 Aug 2006

I thank my father and all his brothers for everything they have given as well as taught me and my family through their selfless acts of courage and patriotism.

Thank you all.
A Soldier's son,
Joseph B. Rounseville

03 Nov 2006

I did not know him, only of him.
But I hope that I serve as half the soldier he was.

Herrington, T.R.
C Co, 1st Bn, 38th Infantry, 2nd Inf Div

From his grandson,
Timothy Herrington

A Note from The Virtual Wall

"A" Company, 1st/502nd Infantry, lost seven men killed in action on 09 Feb 1968:
  • 1SG Joseph W. Rounseville, Hope Valley, RI
  • SSG Bernard J. Caron, Canada
  • CPL Clyde L. De Mello, El Cerrito, CA
  • SP4 Thomas Norton, New York, NY
  • SP4 Charles E. Novel, Dyersburg, TN
  • SP4 Benjamin J. Terejko, Solvay, NY
  • SP4 Donald S. Waite, Omaha, NE
First Sergeant Rounseville, recipient of the Silver Star and two Bronze Star medals, was buried on 23 Feb 1968 in Plot G 7836-A, Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his son,
Joseph B. Rounseville

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 21 Jul 2005
Last updated 11/18/2006