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Tim graduated in 1967 with a degree in drafting from Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He then worked for Innglebritten Silo Mfg. Co. until he was drafted into the army in September, 1968.
Initially drafted, Tim changed his status to enlisted which was three years in the service instead of two. This qualified him for additional training based upon his achievement in completing the Army Aptitude Tests, his high school education and high moral character. He was sent to Ft. Knox Engineer phases of schooling after Basic in Ft. Belvoir, VA and then was sent to Grafenvohr, Germany.
Tim's military assignment was in Germany. On May 15, 1971, at 6:30pm, two months before his discharge scheduled for August, 1971, Tim was accidently killed from a fall of heavy equipment:
"Tim and four other members ofA Battery were using a military truck to move a high pressure water tank to the opposite end of the Air Defense Tactical site. Tim was riding in the back of the truck with the water tank. While rounding a curve, the load shifted causing the truck to over turn. The officer in charge of the site immediately notified a medical evacuation helicopter, which arrived within fifteen minutes. Efforts were made by members of the Battery to administer mouth to mouth resuscitation. The doctor declared the time of death was 6:40pm, saying death was almost instantaneous as a result of internal bleeding."
The accident crushed his chest and bursted his aorta. His head was so damaged that he had to have a closed casket funeral.
Lillian said that losing a child was worse than losing a spouse. She received letters from Tim's friends and his commanding officer on how highly he was regarded.
MEMORIAL SERVICE handout:
"Memorial service for Specialist Five Timothy B. Dynan (A Battery, 6th Battalion, 60th Artillery) conducted at Grafenvohr Post Chapel on May 17, 1971 at 1400 hours.6th Battalion, 60th Artillery, LTC. John A. Spegele, Commanding."
An Honorable Service certificate awarded for honorable and faithful service, signed by Stanley R. Resor, Secretary of the Army.
Tim was buried in Annandale, Minnesota, cemetery next to his father, John Gaylord Dynan.