Tim was my close comrade and a personally dear friend since we served in combat in Korea. Tim was a true hero! He was platoon leader of a machine gun platoon and never shrunk from visiting his troops, checking their fields of fire and personally encouraging them. Tim was hit terribly in the back with multiple mortar fragments but refused to be evacuated. For a 19 year-old Irish kid when I first met him, he was an inspiration for we native Americans. I loved him.
Hugh A Dame, MD, FACS former medic who treated this hero.