JOHN  O'DONNELL MARINE VETERAN HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO THIS MAN HAS GIVEN OF HIMSELF EVERTHING HE COULD, SO THAT HIS BROTHER MARINES AND THE PEOPLE BACK HOME COULD LIVE A MORE PEACEFUL LIFE. THIS GIFT OF HIS LIFE SHOWS THE GREATNESS OF THIS HERO. HERO'S DON'T WEAR A CAPE OR MASK NO! THEY WEAR MARINE GREEN. HERO'S COME IN DIFFERENT SHAPE'S AND SIZE'S. AS EACH DAY PASSES,WE MUST TAKE THE TIME TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS HERO GAVE UP! SO THAT WE COULD LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY. THANK YOU ! SEMPER FI! HERO YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!! DOSEN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE A 2YR, 3YR, 4YR, ENLISTMENT OR A DRAFTEE OR RESERVIST,OFFICER OR ENLISTED YOU HAVE EARNED THE TITTLE OF UNITED STATES MARINE! A NATION CRIES OUT FOR THE LOSS OF ONE OF ITS SON'S. I AM HONORED TO WRITE ON HIS MEMORIAL
Sep 4, 2014
Ray  Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org we served together in Vietnam Johnnie is a true American hero. May he rest in peace.
Ray Kelley Apr 6, 2011
Ernest  Foster email@example.com High school buds 11218 N Countyline Rd Spencerville In 465788 USA Freinds....forever We ran thru the school years, you were the leader of all of us. I was able to get $100 bucks for a old car, that you drove on the weekends cause I couldn't hold my Blatz beer. We raised some hell, stole lots of gas for that old car, but never got caught. We lived in a small town that had a non working stop light. Just nothing to do, so we talked about enlisting just to made a break. You were a yaer older and had already graduated, your dad got you that job at Clark's Equipment. Generation after generations had worked there, from father to son. The job of the lifetime for our area. We others went ahead and enlisted with out you in Feb. 1966. By Sept 1966 we were inroute to Viet Nam and you had been drafted into the Marines ( Never knew what happened to the job). We wrote and your last letter said you had been wounded and were going back to your company. I could tell from your letters that this real life shit was much more then what either of us thought it could be.
A short time later I got a newspaper clipping from home of your death notice....You died on sep 4th 1967 and I was getting ready to rotate back to the states. It was a sad trip home....I went to see your parents, spoke with your mom, your dad never came into the room, his grief was more than apparent. You were twenty and I just 19. I think of you often and know I try to live my life in an example to you, knowing what it cost you. You were the leader, so I assume you have gone ahead to make the way for us to join you later. I will see you before too long my friend. Dec 5, 2008
Oscar De La Garza 1st Battalion 3rd Marines - Vietnam 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines Reunion 2007 On the day of this reunion 16 August 2007, it was a good time to reflect on the sacrifices and services you have made.
And we your brothers of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines honor your ultimate sacrifice for you shed blood with us, and you will always be our brother.
Rest in peace, you have not been forgotten.
Aug 20, 2007
Oscar De La Garza firstname.lastname@example.org Fellow Marine BLT 1/3 Vietnam Saluting Your Sacrifice On this Memorial Day 2007, a time for honoring, a time for personal remembrance and reflection. From unfurling American flags to saluting to the sound of taps, we honor you for your ultimate sacrifice in the field of battle. Semper Fi! May 29, 2007
james lee email@example.com my dads best friend 746 bell farm rd statesville, nc 28625 usa johnnie w. kelley was my fathers best friend when he was in the marine corps.my father named me after him.james kelly lee he'll never be forgotten Wednesday, May 07, 2003
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