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TYRONE SIDNEY PANNELL
 

joseph Hempfling  hempfling
joseph_hempfling@mac.com
students at Bishop Loghlin H.S.
Santa Fe New Mexico 87505
until we meet again.
The traveling Viet Nam Healing Wall, a half sized replica of the Washington Memorial Wall, came to Santa Fe for three days this past weekend, whereby us locals could pay our respect to our Brothers and Sisters, who didn't come home. New Mexico lost 398 of it's Brothers and Sisters and knew Ty had to be listed and when I was directed how and where I could find his name my heart skipped a beat as I remembered our days as students at Bishop Loughlin H.S. in Brooklyn, way back when. And I like Ty also ran track, coached by the ever demanding Mr. Bud Miles, only the best I could do was to earn and wear a minor letter in sprints, on my school purple and gold sweater. I remember Ty being the gifted athlete that he was already world class and destined, even then, in my opinion for greater things, maybe even the Olympics. To watch him run was like watching a gazelle run with speed, grace and purpose to win. Particularly in the Loughlin Games And today, in my perhaps small way I was able to reach out and touch his name on the Healing Wall. And being Ty, the Ty I still vividly remember reached back, telling me he is waiting, still on his starting blocks, waiting for the Starting Gun and for you and for me. And saying WE SHALL RACE AGAIN.
Mar 22, 2014


Joe  Troise
joetro@sbcglobal.net
classmate
18815 Riverside Drive Sonoma California 95476 United States
I Still Think of Him
I went to school with Ty, same home room class. We weren't buddies but he always complimented me on my articles in the school paper and I, of course, always complimented him on his amazing athletic prowess. He never fell, never stumbled, that I ever saw. If he didn't win a race, he sure looked like he should have. He is buried in Long Island National Cemetery, in Farmingdale, New York. I intend to go there before it's too late, to say goodbye. I just need to, you know?
Nov 11, 2013


Jesse  Pannell-Denson
jess.denson@gmail.com
Niece
3765 North Hampton Dr NW kennesaw Ga 30144
Uncle Ty, your truly missed
My uncle Tyrone is truly a hero not only to our family but to America as well. I never got to meet him because he had already passed when I was born, but let me tell you that his spirit still lives on. He lives on through his ONLY brother, ONLY daughter, his 7 nieces and nephews, and his ONLY granddaughter. My father (his only brother) talks and tells stories about him and we look at pictures. My uncle is loved not only by us, but from what I have read... by the world as well. I know he is looking down from heaven and smiling. We love you uncle, and you will always be missed.. Your niece, Jesse Pannell-Denson
Sep 27, 2013


Al  Nivon
nivon@yahoo.com
older classmate Manhattan College
119 West 95thStreet NY Ny 10025 USA
Fifty Years late
http://2nd Lt Tyronne Panell
I graduated from Manhattan College in 1962 two years before Ty Panell. I knew him as a gifted track star and as a member of my closest friend's pledge class. I think of Ty Panell from time to time and wonder how his child is as a grown man or woman.
Oct 14, 2012


Phil  Kellogg
phil32162@gmail.com
Same Hometown
'You were, what others, did not want, to be.' 'You went, where others feared, to go.' 'You did, what others failed, to do.' 'You asked nothing from those, who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted, the thought of eternal loneliness, should you fail.' 'You, saw the face, of terror.' 'Felt the sting, of fear.' 'You were and always will be, a 'UNITED STATES MARINE.'
May 16, 2012


Patty  (Glancy) Trimble
ptrim@myfairpoint.net
Friend
26 Howard Street Springvale ME 04083 USA
My Friend
When I was a young girl I lived next door to Lt Pannell and his wife in Quantico, VA. I used to go over to his house all the time and we'd play cards. Our favorite game to play was War. I can't remember which of us lost or won the most. But I remember Mr. Pannell. We'd play that game and flip those cards and laugh and talk. I remember my Dad taking me to the track and we'd sit on the hill and watch Lt. Panell practice and run. When Mrs. Panell was pregnant with their daughter, and I didn't understand things like I do now, I would tell her that I wanted her to bring me a grass skirt back from Hawaii and she would be so quiet. My little girl fancy of a grass skirt from Hawaii and her knowing.... I feel that moment to this day, her quiet. Knowing why now that which I was much to young to understand then... I remember when Mrs. Panell came back to visit with their daughter and she was just a beautiful baby. I remember when I was told of his death. I remember exactly. I was young but I was a Marine's daughter and a soldiers life does not have a sugar coating. Growing up a Marine's daughter during the war there were alot of goodbye's. But Mr.Pannell was MY friend. A friend I remember to this day.
Oct 4, 2011


Christopher  Glancy
cglancy57@yahoo.com
Served w/ my father & family friend
47 George Wright Road Woolwich Maine 04579 USA
2Lt. Pannell, On this Memorial Day weekend the Glancy family remembers you. While I was too young to remember you in person from your time at Quantico, you were a good friend and role model for my older brother Bob. As the son of a Marine that served whenever his country called, I want to thank you for the sacrifice you gave to this great country and want your family to know you are remembered and your contribution lives on to this very day. I and our country thank you and your family and we owe you both a debt that simply cannot be repaid. Chris Glancy, Son of Lt Col Robert F. Glancy (deceased)
May 28, 2011


Charlie  Bradshaw
cbrads2120@aol.com
Teammate - Quantico Track Team 1965
11470 Compass Point Drive FORT MYERS Florida 33908
Ty - A True Competitor

In 1965 Tyrone Pannell and I were teammates on the Quantico Track Team. Since both of us ran the high hurdles, we practiced together on a daily basis. I got to know Ty pretty well over the 3 or 4 month track season. Both of us had run times fast enough to qualify for post season meets such as the National AAU Meet in California. Because his wife was pregnant, Ty chose to stay home with his wife. He was afraid the baby would come early and he wanted to be there for the birth. I remember him telling me to come to his home for dinner after I got back and tell him about the trip. That is what I did. That was the last time I saw Ty. Five months later Ty was KIA. I learned of his death when I walked into the Sandpiper, a local bar in Laguna Beach, California. They kept a bulletin board on the wall with letters, postcards and news clippings from the guy from across the pond. There was newspaper article posted with Ty's picture and a headline that read, 'He Was Where The Action Is'. The article went on to describe his death. There are some things a person will always remember. This is one of mine. Semper Fi, Ty! Charlie Bradshaw
Apr 30, 2011


Semper  Fi
Semper Fi, Sir.
Nov 30, 2010


Francis  Parente
Fellow Marine Officer
This message is really for Tyrone's family. I was in his Basic School platoon in Quantico Class 1-65 and went to Viet Nam after him. Because our names are close in the alphabet, we were always in close proximity to each other. I remember him as a very happy person who always had a smile and positive word. He endured a bit more 'bs' than most of us - perhaps because it was felt that he could handle it- and he did. I remember him talking about his wife and saying that they were going to raise a basketball team. I think of him often.
Jun 2, 2010

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