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is honored on Panel 14W, Line 24 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Photo remembrance of John A. Ordner

    Posted on 3/14/14 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Photo was provided by Amy Jo Mell, the Administrator for the City of Rush City, Minnesota. Thank you Amy.

    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor John.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC John Albert Ordner, 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 6/19/11 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Rush City,MN. BSM-OLC AM PH
  • We Will Always Remember His Sacrifice

    Posted on 1/17/04 - by Former Members of Co. D, 2/7th Cavalry
    He was one of us and is listed on our Roster of Heroes at
  • Thank you

    Posted on 11/9/02 - by Dorothy Woods

    I have the honor and privilege of reading your name tomorrow,
    November 10, at approximately 1:32 p.m. at The Wall. Thank you
    for your service to our country and for the ultimate sacrifice of
    your precious life. My heart goes out to your family and friends
    whom I am certain still miss you very much and mourn your loss.


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