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JOHN CHARLES HARDING
 

JOHN  O'DONNELL
MARINE VETERAN 65-68
HONORING A BRAVE MARINE HERO
SOME CAME HALF WAY ROUND THE WORLD FROM PLACE'S LIKE BANGOR MAINE, FROM THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS FROM THE PLAIN'S STATES AND THE STATES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.TO THE GREAT LAKES AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SOME CAME FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE CANADA AND AUSTRALIA AND IRELAND, MANY CAME FROM THE AMERICAN TERR. LIKE PURETO RICO AND GUAM. THEY CAME TOGETHER TO FIGHT AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY. TO HELP A FREE NATION SURVIVE. THESE MARINES GAVE THIER ALL SO THAT OTHERS WOULDNT HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS THING CALLED FREEDOM. THANK YOU SIR'S SEMPER FI I KNOW YOU ARE GUARDING THE STREETS OF HEAVEN HAND SALUTE
Dec 8, 2014


Marine Vietnam Vet  68/69 - 3/26 Marines
Remembering a Warrior from 3/26 Marines, Meade River.
Dec 8, 2012


Kenneth  Hasty
Grateful
Grateful are we that remain on this day of the anniversary of you sacrifice.
Dec 8, 2012


Robert  Lopez
ppddispatchdl@ci.petersburg.ak.us
Fellow Marine & Vietnam Veteran
Petersburg Alaska
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni...
Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever...
Dec 9, 2009


Lyle  Dye
lsdye@msn.com
Fellow Marine and Friend
Just like Pres., Harding
John- You were one, of the first guys, I got to know, in Nam. Lima, Co., 3rd, Battalion, 26th, Marines. I remember, when we were, filling, sand bags and you introduced yourself, as John Harding and I said, 'Just like President, Harding' and you said yep, but no relation. You were the Pres., to me after that. I was with you, on Operation, Meade River, 40, years ago, today, when we were, ambushed and you went down. I wish, I could have done more, for you. Thank you, for your ultimate scrafice. I'll always remember, you and the other guys, that fell, that terrible day.
Dec 8, 2009


manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Dec 8, 2007


rendal nail
rendaln@yahoo.com
Fellow Marine
Well done Marine, rest in peace
The time, you won your town, the race, We chaired you, through the market-place, Man and boy, stood cheering by, And home, we brought you shoulder-high. To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you, at your threshold down, Townsman, of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away, From fields, where glory does not stay. And early though, the laurel grows, It withers quicker, than the rose. Eyes, the shady night has shut, Cannot see the record cut. And silence, sounds, no worse than cheers, After earth has, stopped the ears: Now you, will not swell, the rout Of lads, that wore their honours out, Runners, whom renown outran And the name, died, before the man. So set, before it’s echoes fade, The fleet foot, on the sill of shade. And hold, to the low lintel up, The still-defended, challenge-cup. And round, that early-laurelled, head, Will flock, to gaze, the strengthless dead. And find unwithered, on it’s curls, The garland briefer, than a girl’s. A.E. Housman, "Don't be afraid, I've redeemed you. I've called your name. You're mine.
Isaiah 43:1 (REN)
Semper Fi!
Dec 8, 2007


Lawrence Savage
larrysavage@email.com
grew up with John
202 Heavner Ave
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
" Served with the best and gave the most " only we understand
John went off to serve his country, as we all did, thinking it was right. It was our duty and an honor to serve. We were raised in a town of 3500 counting the farms and maybe some ducks and cows. It was a very solem December day when word got back of your being struck down by enemy fire. Christmas and the church services were dedicated in your honor. New Years was not much better, but we knew you were not ashamed that you did your part and we were proud and selfish because of our loss of you. I went later and found out what it was all about and it must be lived to know. John thank you. You are in many of our thoughts often and for that you still live on. I will say it againg and again WELCOME HOME ! THANK YOU ! Please help guide those off to war today with your experience. Well see you soon by your time. Larry
Tuesday, July 13, 2004


M K
O God, by whose mercy, the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed, veterans, who gave, their lives in the service, of their country. Grant that through the passion, death and resurrection of your Son, they may share, in the joy, of your heavenly, kingdom and rejoice, in you, with your saints, forever. We ask, this through Christ, our Lord.
Thursday, December 09, 2004

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