1LT Joseph J. Theinert
United States Army

1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 

FEB 14, 1986 – JUN 4, 2010 |   Kalacheh, Afghanistan

Hometown: Shelter Island, NY

Joe’s primary concern in life was always others. This started as a commitment to his family and friends, and then extended, after he was commissioned as a Lieutenant, to his soldiers and their families.  To honor Joe’s legacy, his family established the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund.


Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund - Mattituck, NY

Their mission is to provide scholarships in memory of Joe to a diverse group including civilians, ROTC cadets, military family members and veterans.  Other projects include military welcome home events and other events designed to share veteran and Gold Star family stories within the community.  Dog Tag Legacy Fund is proud to support the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund with grant funds and nonprofit assistance.