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JOHN WESLEY GEORGE


is honored on Panel 43W, Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering John George of Washington, DC

    Posted on 10/27/17 - by David Botticelli davbot@att.net
    I read a remembrance on Face Book of this young man from the nation's capitol. He managed to get married and have a child before he made the ultimate sacrifice. I've only read a very few remembrances on here where the soldier wanted to go to Vietnam, or have a family. SEMPER FI, Marine! :)
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/17/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC John Wesley George, 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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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 9/17/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • Loving Reflections

    Posted on 11/5/10 - by Paula T. George lanay_tobias@ao.uscourts.gov
    John Wesley George was a loving and fun guy. He told jokes and constantly made me and others laugh. His family and friends were special to him. He talked of them lovingly. He was a caring and decisive young man. He told his mother after seeing me for the first time that “I was going to be his wife.” This happened before we officially met. As God would have it, unknowingly we had returned doctors appointments at the same time. At eighteen years old, he knew what he wanted in life. He wanted to join the Marines, he wanted a wife and family. He expressed that to me from the very beginning. He easily showed love.

    Approximately a year and a half later, John got the wife he wanted. He became the Marine he so desired to be. John was killed in Viet Nam, September 17, 1968, a week before his daughter was born.

    With love and pride and years later I am still telling the story on how John and I met to my four grandsons and anyone who would listen.

    Mrs. John Wesley George (Paula) and Family
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  • Photo

    Posted on 5/13/10 - by La Nay George-Tobias
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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.