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is honored on Panel 44E, Line 39 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/27/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal John Michael Noonan, Served with the 1st 155MM Gun Battery, 1st Field Artillery Group, 11th Marine Artillery Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
  • John Michael Noonan USMC

    Posted on 4/2/17
    John was the first casualty I saw behind the gun lying upright clothes burned off and pieces of the breech rings protruded from his chest. The turret was filled with black smoke and I was gagging from the smoke and burning flesh. Another Marine ran behind me and took PFC Glover who was still alive out of the Gunner's side hatch while the rest of the company of about 150 stood by and watched as it was too dangerous from the unexploded powder canisters and HE rounds still in storage position in the turret. The turret could hold 20 rounds about 94lbs each and at least 10 metal canisters for the powder. Since I was right there when the incident happened I took objection to the official findings that the breech was purposely left open. This was impossible because the breech closed like a screw. If you do not close the breech fully it cannot be fired period. John was a meticulous Marine, mentor and section chief...that in itself is insulting. What happened is that the guns were old and the breech failed as evidenced from the O rings embedded in his chest
  • Marine Brothers

    Posted on 7/3/14 - by Sel J. Wong,
    This is his boot camp photo from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Platoon 240. He earned the title “U.S. Marine” on August 31, 1965.

    Thank you for your service to our great nation, my brother.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/20/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL John Michael Noonan, 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
  • Semper Fi, Corporal.

    Posted on 3/13/14 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
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The Wall of Faces

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