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JOHN ROBERT ARRINGTON


is honored on Panel 32E, Line 68 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Indiana Hero

    Posted on 9/27/17 - by Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana ushistoryman@yahoo.com
    Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
    Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
    Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/2/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC ARRINGTON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I KNOW YOU WERE AIRBORNE QUALIFIED, BUT I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS. I HATE THAT YOU WERE KILLED IN THE SAME MONTH AS YOUR BIRTHDAY. YOU WERE BORN ON MY NAME DAY, SAINT LUCY, WHICH IS ALSO ST. JESSE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/1/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC John Robert Arrington, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/12/09 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    John is buried at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN.
  • Go-Kart racer, Swimmer, and musician

    Posted on 5/1/08 - by Arnold M. Huskins
    Taken from the memorial website:
    www.atterburybakalarairmuseum.org/vietnam_war.htm

    PFC John Robert Arrington won 170 trophies in go-kart racing since his 12th birthday. He also was on the Columbus High School state championship swimming team and organized a band while in high school.

    He volunteered for the Army at age 17, upon graduation from Columbus High in 1966. Arrington arrived in Vietnam in September 1967 and served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He was one of 12 Americans killed when his brigade made a helicopter landing in a jungle of coastal lowlands near Tuy Hoa. The fight with communist guerrillas lasted nine hours before the guerrillas retreated. Arrington died of a gunshot wound Dec. 27, 1967.
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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.

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.