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is honored on Panel 9W, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/21/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear PFC John Newt McClendon Jr, 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

  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/6/11 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Grove Oak, DeKalb County,AL.
  • i will always love you

    Posted on 5/8/09 - by family member
    john newt mcclendon we never really meet so you dont know me but i know u. the wall came to my school last week and i found your name it stood out to me because we have the same last name, so i researched your name and pictures. it turns out i am related to you.who knew. i just wanted to say this i will always love u like my brother i will never let u go inside.even though we dont personally know each other our souls will some how connect.thank you for all that you have done. for fighting for your country. you are very brave and i give you all my respect. i thank you myself and my family i mean our family thanks you a lot. i wish just one day i could see you before you went to battle so i could tell you to be safe but thats gave it all you had in the day i will see you in heaven and when im there i will welcome you home like everyone should have done. from your long lost cousin jennifer
  • Do not stand at my grave and weep

    Posted on 6/22/05 - by Bob Ross
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

    Mary Frye – 1932

  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 6/21/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    John, Although we never met, I just want you to know that you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you for protecting the freedoms we have today.
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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