JOHN  O'DONNELL Marine Vet HONORING A YOUNG BRAVE MARINE HERO MARINES ARE THE BEST FIGHTING UNIT IN THE WORLD ASK ANYONE. SO THIS MARINE WAS ONE OF THE BEST, HE DIDNT ASK FOR MUCH NOR DID HE NEED MUCH. NO! HE WAS WILLING TO GIVE ALL HE HAD, SO THAT THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. BY DOING WHAT HE DID, HE ALLOWED HIS BROTHER MARINES, HIS FRIENDS BACK HOME, AND MILLONS OF OTHERS HE HAD NEVER MEET OR WOULD MEET. A HERO SOME WOULD SAY WEARS A CAPE OR A MASK OR HAS SUPERPOWERS BUT I KNOW REAL HEROS NEED NONE OF THESE THINGS REAL HEROS WEAR MARINE GREEN AND GIVE UP THIER FREEDOM SO THAT THIER FELLOW MAN CAN LIVE IN A FREE WORLD HAND SALUTE TO THE MARINE HERO SEMPER FI MAC!
Apr 21, 2014
Glenn  B I was 7 years old when you died but I remember and still think of you often. Rest in peace and thank you for doing something that must have been very hard to do. I took a rubbing of your name from the wall a few years back that I still have. I told my children of your actions that day so that they remember when I am gone and with you. RIP Oct 21, 2010
Garnet  Jenkins Grand Junction Co. ~ Rest In Peace, Young Marine ~
It is an Honor to pay tribute to Cpl John Walter Wall, with So Much Gratitude for his Courage, Service and Dedication to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know that you will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.....
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 ~ Feb 7, 2008
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!!! Apr 21, 2007
Reggie Whitehead firstname.lastname@example.org We served together 9012 Great Heron Circle Orlando, fl 32836 Always Remembered I met John for the first time at Radio School in San Diego. I knew right away the he was a special person and a bond formed that would never be broken. John, Fritz Johnson (another 2533) and I all became close friends. After radio school and combat training, John and Fritz left for Vietnam. I followed shortly after. Fortunately, I did see John only weeks befor he was killed. He came in on a convoy and visited me in DaNang on my birthday. His death three weeks later devestated me and surely all those who knew him. John will always be my hero and my friend. The written account of John's death is as follows: On 21 April 67, in the village of Phu Loc, your combined action platoon consisting of U.S. Marines and Vietnamese army forces became engaged with a Viet Cong force. Your team joined a reaction force to aid the combined action platoon. The team met intense automatic weapons fire and your Captain was seriously wounded. Without hesitation, you moved to his side to aid and protect him. It was at that time you were mortally wounded. Both Fritz I thank God that we had the opportunity to know John no matter how brief. We love you and continue to miss you. Until we meet again. Semper Fi! Thursday, August 07, 2003
Paul Hasley Bienhoa6970@hotmail.com 7th grade Classmate John was a fine speciman of a man blond hair, soft spoken, 1st string football player. We lost touch when I went to parochial high school. I know they named the football field after him. I know he would never walk away from trouble, either his own or a buddy's. I served in Vietnam too, as an Army clerk. If someone KNOWS what happened to John, I'd like to know. I wish I could understand why John didn't make it back and I did. Those who haven't served can never know the suffering our guys went through. Those who served would do better to forget but know they must not. God Bless you John. Saturday, December 21, 2002
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