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JOHN L JEMISON


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 57 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 3/20/17 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM


    IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS FINE YOUNG
    UNITED STATES MARINE
    WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE


    PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

    JOHN L. JEMISON


    served proudly with


    I COMPANY

    3rd BATTALION

    3rd MARINE REGIMENT

    " FORTUNA FORTES JUVAT "

    3rd MARINE DIVISION

    " FIDELITY, VALOR, HONOR "

    III MARINE AMPHIBIOUS FORCE


    who became a

    posthumous recipient

    of the following

    military decorations

    and service medals


    PURPLE HEART

    COMBAT ACTION RIBBON

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL



    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



    R E M E M B R A N C E



    HERE IS AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT
    HAPPENED IN THE ACTION WHICH
    CLAIMED LIFE OF JOHN L/ JEMISON

    http://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/613873/charlie-fink-remembers-vietnam-operation-starlite-50-years-after/


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  • Starlite

    Posted on 7/10/14 - by Darillyn Lamb Starr
    My father was in Operation Starlite, too but, fortunately, came home in one piece. I wanted to look for the men who were killed in that particular battle, though. I wish there was a picture of John, here, and hope that someone who knew him will post one.

    These young men should still be here, enjoying retirement. I'm so sorry that John isn't here, because he answered his country's call. I hope that wherever he is, now, he is at peace.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/20/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC John L Jemison, 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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  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 8/18/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • For PFC John L. JEMISON, USMC...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for us!!

    Posted on 4/26/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    PFC Jemison, you have given the last full measure of devotion to our country! You gave your life while trying to knock out an enemy machine-gun nest about 150 feet in front of you and your fellow Marines. You had been there and done that! You had fought for the right without cavil or pause! You were a Marine in every sense of the word, and yet, you smiled a lot. You had brought honor to Pittsburgh, the HOME OF HEROES BRAVE AND TRUE...a city where three rivers meet...and the home of the BUCS and the STEELERS! Your name and fame are the birthright of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength, your love and loyalty and bravery and courage and boldness, you gave all that mortality can give! You have NEVER failed us! You lived up to the motto of the CORPS!...SEMPER FIDELIS!...for you were brave and true to your country and the Corps, and your fellow Marines, and your family and yourself! And you had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved land!...an ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! You were indeed Pittsburgh's...and America's...bravest knight! I believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire as one of my three favorite songbirds of all time, including Julie Andrews, who came from England, and her compatriot, Dusty Springfield, also from England, though she passed on in 1999, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made to guard this beloved land, to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same, as you took the oath to so do! Well done, Marine! Be thou at peace. SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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