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is honored on Panel 25W, Line 51 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC John Robert McLaughlin, 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
  • Thank you

    Posted on 6/1/16 - by James e learnahan
    You saved my. Life I was there! 19 year old combat engineer d company reactionary force .I will never forget the men who lost their lives that night.
  • Frantic Freddie and the Reflections

    Posted on 5/26/14 - by John Marchel
    Jack, I still think of you when the war is mentioned. You were a great friend and buddy to all of us in the band. I remember when you wanted me to join the Army with you on the buddy system. I thought I wasn't going to get drafted so I said I'd wait and see. Six months later I was in Pleiku just as you were on that fateful day. I miss you buddy...
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Jerry Richmond
    John was a light air defense artillery crewmember with D BTRY, 4th BN, 60th Artillery, I Field Force. He was manning a field artillery position on LZ Oasis, 24 KM S SW of Pleiku City, Vietnam. The LZ came under rocket, mortar and small arms fire, 13 of his fellow servicemen perished in this attack. Their bravery and dedication to their country will never be forgotten
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/12/11 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at St Joseph's Cemetery, Scranton,PA. BSM PH
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