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is honored on Panel 17W, Line 100 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/15/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 John Cook,
    Thank you for your service as a Flight Qualified Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Heartfelt Gratitude

    Posted on 9/5/17 - by Krista Underwood
    John Edward was the brother of a classmate of mine, Sam Cook. Our family and the Cooks were family friends. We were heartbroken when Edward was killed and we cannot begin to imagine the heartbreak his family felt. We will always be grateful for the sacrifice of the Cook family for our country!! They are our heroes!
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/13/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four John Edward Cook, Served with the 189th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.
  • Letter from a 9 year old living in Centralia, IL

    Posted on 5/4/14
    He requested letters and my letter stood out to him, I came across the article and decided to attempt to find him. Sadly I found him here, and he is no longer us. God rest his soul and his honor of being an American solder.

    I will meet Sp 5 John E Cook, in heaven one day.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 John Edward Cook, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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