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is honored on Panel 35E, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • In Honor

    Posted on 1/21/17 - by John Braun
    John, You are remembered and honored.

    Posted on 7/29/16 - by James Straub
    PFC John M Acosta is resting at East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, CA

  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/8/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik

  • Remember John on Memorial Day May 26, 2014

    Posted on 5/30/14 - by George R Buck
    On this Memorial Day the National Dusters, Quads, Searchlights Association held a memorial event at The Wall in the morning and then marched in the parade in the afternoon. John was a dusterman. He and his buddy Michael Donovan were killed when they drove over a land mine while heading to another base camp to get our daily hot meal. This was on highway 19 outside of Pleiku in the Central Highlands.
    Our Association participates in nearly all Memorial Day and Veterans Day events in our nation's capitol. But this year was special. There are 211 of our men on the Wall. We took etchings of each man's name and every one of those men's etchings were carried by a veteran in the parade. We had nearly 300 people marching plus the etchings of 211 of our fallen veterans.
    I carried John's etching and a good friend carried his buddy Michael's. I was their Platoon Leader.
    Both of these men are also recognized at the Vietnam Memorial to our units at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Our motto is "together then, together again".
    If you notice, John does not have a picture on his page. If you know the family or someone who does, please ask if they could submit a picture so we can see his face again. They both are missed but never forgotten.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/21/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC John Michael Acosta, 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
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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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