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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • 1stLt Jack O. Eitel - Birthday Remembrance (76th)

    Posted on 7/27/17 - by kr
    The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1stLt Jack Orval Eitel, on what would’ve been his 76th birthday – 27 July 2017.
  • Sempre Fi Jack Eitel

    Posted on 7/13/17 - by Richard C Jones Jr
    Second Lt Jack Eitel and I were classmates at the Marine Officer's Basic School class that began in September, 1963. Jack was a 1963 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and I was a 1963 graduate of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. Jack was a great guy! I went on to the US Navy flight school in Pensacola, FL and became a fighter pilot with the USMC. Jack entered the infantry with our USMC. I was deeply saddened when I learned of Jack's tragic ending. It could have been any of us, but it was Jack. During 2016, I had a brief reunion with another of our classmates, also a West Point graduate, John Ahearn. John had also selected the infantry for his US Marine career. We paid tribute to Jack during our get together. I guess that is the way it is; brothers forever and never forgotten. Fair winds and following seas Lt Eitel. You will live on with us forever. Richard C Jones, Jr Annapolis, MD
  • 1stLt Jack O. Eitel - USMA Graduate

    Posted on 3/13/16 - by kr
    1stLt Jack Orval Eitel was an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He selected Marine Corps and received his commission as a 2ndLt in the U.S. Marine Corps upon graduation. He was one of 335 men from West Point who died or are MIA in Southeast Asia/Indochina during the period October, 1957 – September, 1972. “Well done; Be thou at peace.”

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/8/15 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT Jack Orval Eitel, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi, Lt.

    Posted on 7/8/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
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