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JOHN JEROME KOPFER


is honored on Panel 40E, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 1/7/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    A1C John J. Kopfer was assigned to the 6250th Support Squadron, 6250th Combat Support Group, 13th Air Force at Tan Son Nhut Air Base near Saigon in Gia Dinh Province, RVN. He worked in the 7th Air Force DXIC Combat News Branch distributing the 7th Air Force News newsprint. It was printed in Japan and brought to Tan Son Nhut. It was then divided into bundles and sent on to other air bases in-country. He also made sure that copy and pictures flowed to the team in Tokyo doing the layout for the newspaper. On February 18, 1968, he was critically injured by a 122mm rocket on the air base. He died three days later of aspiration pneumonia (lung infection) due to the wounds he received. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/21/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear A1C John Jerome Kopfer, 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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  • Photo

    Posted on 5/21/10
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  • My Friend John

    Posted on 2/1/08 - by Rich G
    I still think of you. Your easy smile and stories of the outdoors. From K-12 you have been there as a friend.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/14/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    John is buried at Golden Gate Nat Cem.
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