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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 87 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • LCPL John E. Paddock, USMC

    Posted on 10/18/18 - by Jim McIlhenney
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot
    San Diego, CA
    Second Battalion
    Platoon 201

    Commenced Training:
    19 January 1965
    31 March 1965

    SSGT H.P. Klunk - Platoon Commander
    SGT G.W. Prater - Drill Instructor
    CPL A.E. Patty - Drill Instructor

    Three other members of Platoon 201 were KIA in Viet Nam.
    CPL David L. Collins - Carson City, NV
    PVT David C. De Witt - Clinton, IA
    CPL Teddy L. Hisaw Jr. - Catoosa, OK

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!

  • Final Mission of LCPL John E Paddock

    Posted on 2/7/16 - by
    PFC Earnest L. Beam, 2LT Ivars Lama, LCPL Michael R. McLendon, and LCPL John E Paddock were all members of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. On September 11, 1966, the four marines were traveling in an M422 Mighty Mite lightweight 4x4 tactical truck in Quang Nam Province, RVN. When they were approximately 2 miles northeast of Hoi An the vehicle hit a mine. All four suffered fatal fragmentation wounds in the incident. [Taken from]
  • High School memory

    Posted on 9/19/15 - by Richard Prange
    I remember John well. He was a good friend of my brother, "Skip" Prange and in the same class. I remember his great smile and his ability to pull pranks. He once got me into a fight with another kid in my class by going in between us on the sly and saying that "so and so said this or that about you"....none of it true, until by the end of the class period we had challenged each other to a fight after school. I never blamed him because I felt I had been dumb enough to believe it. Good guy, full of energy in basketball or football--great classmate of my brother too. Definitely missed.
  • We went through Boot Camp together

    Posted on 5/24/14 - by Bob Pomeroy
    Another of the three Marines I served in Boot Camp with who did not return from 'Nam. I will never forget you.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/13/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL John Everett Paddock, 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
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