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is honored on Panel 52W, Line 21 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 7/13/18 - by Janice Current
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
  • 50 YEARS

    Posted on 7/12/18 - by Ellen Abrams Blankenship
    On this the 50th anniversary of your death, as I light yet another memorial candle, I am even more aware of how much you have missed and how much you are still missed. The war never ended for those of us you left behind. I am 71 now, but you will always be my big brother. I love you so very much!
  • A great officer and man

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Julia Caroly Keane DeWitt
    John you and Sam were the two greatest bosses a girl out of school could ever wish for. The goals you set for me, the pride you gave me to do my best and believe I could do anything has stayed with me all my life. I was shocked after you died to learn you were only 7 years my senior. You loved your family deeply, even though they did not join you in Bda they were in your heart. I loved the stories about your dad and family it was a great part of you. And of course the Navy and flying helicopters was the other huge part. I thank God for allowing me the chance to get to know you You made our day when you were able to fly it was contageous. You were a true patriot and loved your country and job as deeply as you did your family. Thank you also for sugar coating the letters to us from Vietnam. Cdr Tobin read one of the real ones to me and I knew only a man who cared for his country and fellow countrymen as deeply as you kept going for their sake. I have prayed for your family daily ever since.
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 5/8/18 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    John is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Milwaukee. John is located in section 6, northwest corner, 7th row in from the west end, 2nd upright family stone from the north (maintenance bldg.)
  • Final Mission of LT John L. Abrams

    Posted on 10/14/16 - by
    On July 13, 1968, a U.S. Navy helicopter UH-1B (tail number 62-12515) from HA(L)-3 (Helicopter Attack [Light] Squadron Three “Seawolves”) was on a mission in the vicinity of Dung Island in the lower Bassac River area when it drew Viet Cong ground fire. The aircraft apparently took a .50 caliber round or rounds in the main engine's transmission. The transmission failed and eliminated the possibility of auto-rotation, causing the aircraft to fall straight to the ground from 800 feet. There were no survivors. When a ground party made it to the crash site, they reported the aircraft was about 18 inches high. The lost crew was composed of pilots LT John L. Abrams and LTJG James H. Romanski, and crewman AMH3 Raymond D. Robinson and AMS3 Dennis M.
    Womble. [Taken from and]
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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.