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JOHN BUNCE MCHALE


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 136 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Memorial Day. 2018

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Debbie Kessler Chin
    Still makes me sad remembering the day you died. The memories are so alive and vivid in my mind. Sitting with your mom and dad when the Marine sent to your house told them of your passing. Seeing you mom and dad's face go blank. The light going out in your mom's eyes is something I'll never forget. I still remember the good times we had growing up. Spending the summer in Red Hook with you and the rest of the family. All your teasing by "my" older brother. These are the memories I cherish. The day you came into our apartment to tell us you were going to Japan, then told my dad, "you know what that means."
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  • Memorial Day 2018

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Wayne Halloran Wayneaye75@aol.com
    John another Memorial Day and fun memories remain in my mind of us growing up in Inwood. Again thank you for your sacrifice for all nation.
  • 55 Payson Ave.

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by CW2(ret) Leonard Wood apartment 2C. chunwi01@yahoo.com
    It has been many years since you entered the horseshoe rink across from 55 Payson and showed the guys your spit shinned and told us you were joining the Marines. Everlasting be your memory.
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  • Final Mission of 1LT John B. McHale

    Posted on 2/15/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On October 26, 1965, a pair of U.S. Marine F-4B Phantom II aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), were returning to Da Nang Air Base from a night combat mission with one jet reporting engine trouble. At 2148 hours, the two aircraft flew into the side of Monkey Mountain in Quang Nam Province, RVN, possibly distracted by the engine problem and low visibility. Both pilots and Radar Interceptor Officers (RIO’s) were killed instantly, and both aircraft were totally destroyed. The lost crewmen were pilots CPT William J. Tebow and 1LT John B. McHale, and RIO’s 1LT William R. Gendebien and CWO2 John R. Petty Jr. All remains were recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • I remember

    Posted on 9/20/17 - by Harriet K Simons
    Oh Jackie I remember so much of your life but forgot how much you look like your mother!.
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The Wall of Faces

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