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  • Date of Birth:2/12/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/14/1968
  • Home of Record:MANSFIELD
  • County of Record:RICHLAND COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:57W, 18
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI


  • Date of Birth:2/14/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/14/1968
  • Home of Record:AUSTIN
  • County of Record:TRAVIS COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:57W, 19
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


is honored on Panel 57W, Row 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 2/27/16 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, MN
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor John.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/14/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 John James Kedenburg, 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

    Posted on 5/31/14
    Met in SAG and all these years later I still have fond memories of you. You paid the ultimate but never gone in the hearts of many. I look forward to being in your company again till then keep the other members laughing and y'all take your well deserved rest for a job well done.

    From an Older Tired Marine,

    Chuck Louviere
  • A Stranger Who is Honored to Know About Your Sacrifice

    Posted on 3/30/14 - by K. Dascoli
    My uncle died in Vietnam in 1968. I have been visiting Pinelawn cemetery since I was a child owing to my uncle being buried in Pinelawn...a few rows back from John. On special occasions, John's Medal of Honor plaque is erected near his "special stone" detailing his sacrifice. Our family reads it every single time. Our family did not know John or his family but we talk about his sacrifice and what kind of man he must have been to make such a sacrifice. Even my own children now know about John as I continue the tradition of visiting Pinelawn and paying our respects to my uncle and all of our family there now. We make it a point to always pay respects to John. Thank you for your sacrifice. We will never forget.
  • My Best Friend,My Hero,My Big Brother

    Posted on 8/3/12 - by suzannekedenburg-malone

    Forty 4 yrs.have passed,and i still miss u like,the first couple of yrs.Itsthat u were such a great person in every life u touched,ur the best brother any little sister could of ever asked for!ur a hero in the Army and Im so Proud of you. What u did saving lifes like u did ur my Biggest Hero, I Know Ill ever know.Iknow u know u know i named my son John James.Happy Birthday this week,and Iknow ur at peace.A.M.L.F. Suziekedenburg-Malone

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