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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 49 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Captain John C.Pape Memorial Park

    Posted on 6/20/18 - by Daniel Cogné
    "West Babylon Park named in honor of local soldier killed in Vietnam", Babylon Greater Long Island, Nov. 2, 2017.
  • Awards

    Posted on 6/20/18 - by Daniel Cogné
    Silver Star
    Bronze Star Medal & 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
    Ait Medal
    Army Commendation Medal
    2 Purple Hearts
  • Cam Ranh Bay Officers lub

    Posted on 5/29/17 - by Bob Lodie, USAF
    I met John at the club when he was in there recuperating from wounds. Humble guy who wanted to get back into the fight. An Army RANGER with a warrior spirit. Declined safer assignment to return to the battle.

    John is with his God and his comrades now. Peace at last.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/6/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain John Charles Pape, 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

    Posted on 5/24/16 - by Ted Baker, FASLA
    John studied Advertising Art and Design at SUNY Farmingdale (Long Island, NY) in '60-'61, when I was also a student there. I remember him as cheerful and friendly. In 1968, I encountered John in the elevator of my apartment building on Staten Island, while he was stationed at Fort Wadsworth. We reminisced a bit about Farmingdale and mutual friends. It was an enjoyable - if brief - "stroll down memory lane". John impressed me - a "Jarhead" - as a squared-away, bright, passionate man, and I imagined him as an extraordinary officer, father, and husband. A tragic loss for all who knew John.
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