Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/14/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SGT John Francis Crikelair, sirMORE
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
Thank YouPosted on 8/6/13 - by A Vietnam VetThank you Sergeant for your bravery and leadership.
Friendship never diesPosted on 6/13/13 - by Mariann Izzo Cheney firstname.lastname@example.org
in honor of Johns service we will be at the Wall on Father's Day remembering him in the traditional rose ceremony. Our fathers were steadfast friends- his loss was devestating to his parents, sisters and brothers and all who knew him.
RememberedPosted on 2/26/12 MORE
We RememberPosted on 11/11/10 - by Robert Sage email@example.comJohn is buried at Maryrest Cemetery in Ramsey,NJ. SS BSM PH
John was a thoughtful, generous, and loyal friend. We knew we could depend upon him. He never disappointed us.Posted on 11/22/98 - by James F. TentJohn Crikelair was a boyhood friend to many of us, and those of us who knew him in school and in the Boy Scouts knew him to be a thoughtful, loyal and generous friend. He always carried his end in any bargain, in any work or any task. We knew we could depend upon him. Although, as the son of a physician and a member of a profesional family, he could easily have found ways to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. Showing his true charcter, John chose the more difficult path and answered his country's call to arms anyway. Knowing full well the dangers involved, he served his nation at a time when the war had become deeply unpopular, and he paid the ultimate price. We who knew him as a boy and then as a young man honor him now. We honor his name, his memory, and his many good deeds.MORE
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.