Joseph Everett Packer Jr.

Airman Second Class

620th Tactical Control Squadron
505th Tactical Air Control Group
7th Air Force

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: June 16, 1966
Buried at: 

AIRMAN SECOND CLASS JOSEPH EVERETT PACKER JR. was born on July 13, 1945. He grew up in Camden, New Jersey and was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in East Camden. His home of record is Pennsauken, NJ.

Joseph E. Packer Jr. enlisted in the United states Air Force in 1964. He began his tour of duty in Vietnam on March 16, 1966.

Airman Second Class Packer was killed on June 16, 1966, when the truck he was driving swerved off a narrow bridge in Vietnam. He was avoiding hitting a Vietnamese woman and her baby.

is honored on Panel 8E Line 53 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


** Note that some of these messages are from years ago
and their contact information may not be good anymore **


As a new Lieutenant in 1966, I had the distinct pleasure of being Joe's Squadron Commander in a security police unit at Custer AFS in Battle Creek, MI. He was a fun loving young man who had a smile that could bring sunshine to a cloudy day. As I recall, he received orders to Viet Nam while stationed at Custer. It was not until many years later that I learned of his death in Viet Nam. I shed a tear for him then when I was a young man and I shed a tear now that I am an old man. Thank you Joe for your sacrifice. Our memories of you live on.

Paul Cooley
former commander Custer AFS, MI
Napa CA
Aug 2, 2007

“You are Remembered”

Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Manny G
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA
Jun 16, 2007


A cold war USAF veteran remembers you on this day. May God bless you and your family always. I salute you, Thank you

Bill Gallenstein
USAF Veteran
Zephyrhills FL 33541 USA
Feb 20, 2007

My Friend

Joe was a very good friend and was truely a hero to me and my brother John. Joe was going to be my first sons Godfather when he came home. I had just gotten out of basic training when I found out that Joe had died and my brother just came home from Washington and we ended up being Joes paul barers at his funeral. Our hearts were torn out of our bodies. I still think of Joe all the time and I constantly tell my four sons of our times together. WE LOVE YOU JOE CARL THERESA AND OUR SONS JEFF ROBERT VINNIE AND MARCUS

Carl Long
Childhood friend
307 Cinnaminson ave
Palmyra, NJ 08065 USA
Friday, April 28, 2000

A friend always

A native of Camden, we played football at Westfield Acres at the "Dell" He often talked about going into the Air Force, but we just didn't pay too much attention about it. Lots of friends from the Acres will always remember him

Pete Fabiani
Sheridan , WY 82801
Sunday, July 21, 2002


Joe, you will not be forgotten by your brother SP's

Don Graham
Friday, April 28, 2006