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Service timeline and commendations

26 March 1969 - Enlistment

19 September 1969 - Paratrooper Graduation

  • Deployed with the 84th Engineers as a medic

  • Completed 19 jumps throughout service

  • Awarded the Bronze Star for Heroism, with Valor, for acts occurring on 5 June 1970

  • Army Commendation Medal

  • Several Soldier of the Month recognitions 

  • 23 October 1970 - Promoted to E-5

24 December 1971 - Homecoming from Vietnam followed by his 

Honorable Discharge

Airborne All the Way!

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"I did good one night and lives were saved and someone witnessed it and documented it. Many others did good but died or their act of bravery was not witnessed or acknowledged."

- Dan Toomey

"Specialist Toomey's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army."

- Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Heroism, with Valor