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Dan  Moore
I knew John at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard in the 1950s, where our fathers were assigned. We spent considerable time together. John always tried to do the right thing. He was conscientious and devoted to his family and God. I am gratified to read the highly laudatory comments of his colleagues who served with him before his death. He served with bravery and courage and gave his life for his country.
May 14, 2014

donald  teal
John and I served with BLT 1/3 1967
John and I were chatting the evening of May 17, before the beginning of OPERATION BEAU CHARGER the next morning May 18, 1967. He was the Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer with BLT 1/3, and I was the doctor in charge of the care of Marine casualties in the 200 bed hospital aboard USS OKINAWA (LPH 3). We had already lost 60 of our Marines in the few preceding weeks during OPERATION BEAVER CAGE, but I was totally shocked and unprepared to find my friend John was the first fatally injured Marine whose wounds I had to examine and whose death certificate I had to sign on May 18, 1967. He deserved the Silver Star he was awarded. All of us who knew John still remember him!
Nov 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!!!

Jan 9, 2008

Paul Jennings
Fellow Naval Gunfire Liaison Offic.
Bravery Remembered
John,you were very brave that day calling to report your radioman dead and asking for Naval Gunfire support on that jungle clearing the Marine Helo put you in that day in May 1967.Tomorrow I'll be speaking to high school kids about the War and you'll be remembered.Go Navy! Semper Fi! Paul Jennings
May 8, 2007

Jim Groeger
served under him in combat
An American Hero
Here was a person who was not afraid to lead his men, we would follow him into combat, we would have followed him into hell if he gave us the word. This was Superman without the S on his chest. He made us unafraid and strong. He did not shirk his duty to his country, he died saving the few who made it through Operation Beau Charger. God bless Ensign McCormick
Monday, June 20, 2005

Steven Hall
You are not forgotten.
While scrolling through the Wall - I saw that you had no rememberances. I didn't know you. I wasn't even born when you made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I can't say thank you for what you have done - I'm sure you wouldn't care for that anyway. I can do the greatest thing that any of us can ask - I can ensure you are immortal - you will not be forgotten in my lifetime.
Thursday, February 20, 2003

Rhode Island USA

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid, they have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices". - PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN ~ ~ ~ You are not forgotten this day nor will you ever be. I will be forever grateful for the honorable service and supreme sacrifice that you have so courageously bestowed upon us. You will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved you. Ensign McCormack, I salute you.
Monday, January 09, 2006

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