Carol  Roe-Baggett Carolannbaggett@gmail.com Cousin 208 Throckmorton street Weatherford Tx 76086 John is my dad's cousin, they grew up together in Grand Prairie. Being only two years apart they were like brothers when they were young. My dad tells me stories about he & Jerry and about the good times that they had trying not to get in trouble!
My dad and their other cousin Jerry were all in Vietnam together at the same time and my dad was the only one of the boys to make it back. I love that there is a memorial page like this where I can see his information displayed and see the gratitude expressed for his sacrifice. God bless John. Gone but never forgotten 3 Dec 9, 2015
JOHN  O'DONNELL MARINE VETERAN HONORING MY FELLOW MARINE WHO GAVE ALL 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 THIS MEMORIAL
Aug 16, 2014
David  Hyde firstname.lastname@example.org Brother - In - Law 4914 Water Oak Drive Grand Prairie Texas 75052 US Never Forget The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the BRONZE STAR MEDAL posthumously to Corporal John E. Roe, United States Marine Corps for service as set forth in the following:
For heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam while serving as a Squad Leader with Company D, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division. On 16 August 1968, Company D had been helicopter lifted into an area in the vicinity of the Rockpile in Quang Tri Province and Corporal Roe was deploying his squad in defensive positions when the perimeter suddenly came under intense enemy mortar fire, wounding several Marines. With complete disregard for his own safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to hostile fire as he moved throughout the area to encourage his men and direct their fire. When his squad began to sustain casualties, he ignored the intense enemy fire as he moved about the hazardous area carrying the wounded a position of relative safety. While attempting to assist one of his injured comrades, he was mortally wounded by the enemy fire. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and saved the lives of several of his fellow Marines. Corporal Roe's courage, bold initiative, and selfless devotion to duty were in keeping with highest traditions of the Marine Corps and United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
The Combat Distinguishing Device is authorized.
Signed by the Commander of the Marine Corps.
Jun 27, 2011
It is an Honor to pay tribute to Cpl John Elmer Roe, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I am the sister of Sgt David Dickinson, another young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam 1967.....'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 ~
Aug 16, 2009
davy  b email@example.com Kilgore Tx. remembrance Honoring the memory of a patriot.Semper Fi Marine! Thank you for your service to our nation.Rest in peace John Elmer Roe,YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!!! Aug 10, 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!!! Aug 16, 2007
Stewart Resmer Marine Today I search for those who also died the day that my firend did and see your remembernces are sparse. You too are not forgotten. Semper Fideles Dec 26, 2006
Grateful American God Bless Marine, please continue to protect us from above. Semper Fi. Wednesday, August 10, 2005
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