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In Memory of Army PFC

Joseph Lewis White Mouse

Fort Thompson, South Dakota, Buffalo County

September 30, 1951 – April 8, 1971

Died non-combat in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.


Joseph Lewis White Mouse was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on September 30, 1951 to Wilmer James and Magdeline (Jiggs) Rose (Santee) White Mouse. He had twelve siblings: Bernadine, Lorraine, Renee, Wilmer, Carl, Conrad, Rodney, Robert, Dennis, Diane, Avis, and a brother who died in infancy. Joseph enjoyed hunting and fishing. He received his GED while in the Job Corps in Utah.

Pfc. Joseph Lewis White Mouse enlisted in the Army on February 27, 1970 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and began his tour of duty in Vietnam on July 26, 1970. He was attached to Battery C, 1st Battalion, 82 Artillery, 23rd Infantry Division. Pfc. Joseph Lewis White Mouse died near the town of Quang Nam, South Vietnam, as a result of injuries incurred from a vehicular accident.

He was buried in Lake View Catholic Cemetery, in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. Pfc. White Mouse was awarded the Purple Heart, and his mother was named a Gold Star mother. The name of Pfc. Joseph Lewis White Mouse can be found on Panel 04W, Line 113 of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Will Pospisil, 7th grade, Stanley County Middle School, Fort Pierre, South Dakota, February 24, 2006, respectfully submitted this entry. Information was gathered using Army bonus records and from Bernadine Gingway, Fort Thompson, South Dakota, sister to Pfc. Joseph White Mouse.


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