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JOHN ALEXANDER HOUSE II


is honored on Panel 22E, Line 87 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • For his family and friends

    Posted on 9/23/18 - by Mary DeWitt
    September 21, 2018 - WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery.
    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of the three men will be buried as a group with full military honors next Thursday. The three men are: Capt. John A. House II, of Pelham, New York; Lance Cpl. John D. Killen III, of Davenport, Iowa; and Cpl. Glyn L. Runnels Jr., of Birmingham, Alabama.
    The Pentagon says their remains were identified in March 2017.
    Military officials say House, the oldest at 28, was the pilot of the Sea Knight helicopter that crashed after being hit by enemy fire on June 30, 1967. Four others also were killed, including 18-year-old Killen and 21-year-old Runnels.
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  • Welcome Home

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Welcome home at last. Semper Fidelis, Captain.
  • Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    John Alexander House

    DATE OF BIRTH: April 16, 1939

    HOME OF RECORD:
    Pelham, New York

    Distinguished Flying Cross
    AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
    DURING Vietnam War
    Service: Marine Corps
    Battalion: Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMM-265)
    GENERAL ORDERS:

    CITATION:
    (Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain John Alexander House, II (MCSN: 0-86844), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE (HMM-265), FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing, in Southeast Asia on 30 June 1967. His devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 6/30/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. You gave everything you had to give. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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  • Remembering you.

    Posted on 7/28/17 - by Dan House
    Only met you a couple of times but served ias an E5 11B40 in Co B, 4/9 Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in 69 and 70. Visited the traveling wall in Grayling MI last week and said a prayer. Rest In Peace cousin...
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