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JOHN THOMAS HOSKINS
 

Eddie  Norton
eddiernorton@comcast.net
Childhood Friend
120 rookhollow Trace Johns Creek GA 30022 USA
A person of great character as a teenager.
I am sure that this is the John Hoskins that I knew as a teenager in Okmulgee, OK before his family moved to Louisiana. We stayed in touch for a while and I was proud when I learned of his appointment to West Point. I went on to college in Oklahoma and eventually lost touch with him. I don't remember how I learned about his death but I remember that he had just volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam. I remember John as a person of great character and high moral convictions when were were teenage friends. I have thought about him many times over the years and each time I feel proud that I once knew him. Rest in peace, John.
May 31, 2010


Dan  Dodd
dandodd1@tx.rr.com
Classmate USMA '66
1505 Watersedge Dr Mckinney TX 75070 USA
We Still Miss You
John, you are still missed after all these years. I lost the USMA Brigade boxing match to you and was looking for a rematch. Not that I would have won. We weighed the same, but you were almost a head taller with very long arms. Maybe we'll see each other again someday and have that rematch. Dan
Apr 17, 2010


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!!!
May 6, 2008


Ronald Frier
RFrier4484@aol.com
Friend
120, Fredricksburg Way, Columbia, SC,m 29210, USA
My very good friend
I first met John, at Ft. Riley, Ks., when we were both 2nd Lts.. We deployed together, served a year together, in the Mobile, Riverine Force. We were "roommates," at Bearcat, my last two months in country. I knew him well. We spent many hoursm talking about Vietnam, how it would end, our futuresm in the Army and women. A true hero and a very good friend.
Sunday, December 14, 2003


ELIJAH TAYLOR
COWBOYS911@PEOPLEPC.COM
NONE
602, FULLER DR., Cedar Hill, TEXAS, 75104, USA
A GREAT PLATOON LEADER, CHARLIE 6, OSCAR
SP4, ELIJAH TAYLOR, MEDIC, CHARLIE, CO., 3RD PLATOON, 4TH 47/INF., 9TH INF., DIV., DONG TAM, VIET-NAM, 1967. 2ND LT., JOHN HOSKINS, will always hold a special place, in my heart, because he saved my life one day, in an area called (THE RUNG SAC, SPECIAL ZONE). aCalled (THE RUNG SAC SPECIAL ZONE).
Wednesday, October 13, 2004


ELIJAH TAYLOR
COWBOYS911@.PC.COM
FRIEND
602, FULLER DR., Cedar Hill, TEXAS, 75104, USA
MY PLATOON LEADER-CHARLIE 6, OSCAR
SP/4, ELIJAH TAYLOR, MEDIC, 3rd PLT., CHARLIE, CO., 4/47, INF., 9/TH INF., DIV. Somewhere in the MEKONG DELTA. I'am here again, to give great honor, to a fallen soldier. As I have stated before, LT., HOSKINS, saved my life, from drowning one day, in that dreadful place called, " THE RUNG SAC, SPECIAL ZONE." In a firefight on JULY 11th, 1967, LT., HOSKINS, was wounded, by small arms fire and I had to go through, some heavy fire, to get to him. There was not, a rice paddy, in HELL that could stop me, from getting to my PLATOON LEADER. Through it all, (in the middle, of the rice-paddy) as I was applying the field dressing, to his wound to stop the bleeding, LT., HOSKINS, looked up at me and said "DOC, I guess we are, all even now." FAREWELL CHARLIE 6, OSCAR.
Saturday, October 30, 2004


ROBERT LISKO
BOBBYLISKO@PEOPLEPC.COM
I SERVED, IN HIS COMPANY, WHEN KIA
12811, E., 128, ST., SOUTH, BROKEN ARROW, OK., 74011, USA
ANOTHER "COMBAT," INFANTRY HERO
CAPT., JOHN HOSKINS, WAS MY COMPANY COMMANDER, WITH THE MOBILE RIVERINE FORCE, 9TH, INFANTRY, DIVISION, 2ND, BDE., 3/60, INFANTRY, ECHO., COMPANY. I WITNESSED HIS DEATH, WHEN A BOOBY TRAP EXPLODED, VERY NEAR HIM. HE WAS A WEST POINT, GRADUATE, ON HIS 2ND TOUR, IN "NAM." HE WAS A TRUE "BRAVEHEART." A CLOSE FRIEND OF HIS, THAT WENT THRU WEST POINT, WITH HIM, ALLOWED HE HAD A JOHN WAYNE MANNERISM, WHICH I CAN VERIFY. HE WAS A TRUE "COMBAT," HERO. I HAVEN'T, FORGOTTEN HIM AND NEVER WILL.
Thursday, January 16, 2003


Robert Lisko
bobbylisko@peoplepc.com

Thursday, January 16, 2003

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