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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 135 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of CWO2 John R. Petty Jr.

    Posted on 2/15/18 - by
    On October 26, 1965, a pair of U.S. Marine F-4B Phantom II aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), were returning to Da Nang Air Base from a night combat mission with one jet reporting engine trouble. At 2148 hours, the two aircraft flew into the side of Monkey Mountain in Quang Nam Province, RVN, possibly distracted by the engine problem and low visibility. Both pilots and Radar Interceptor Officers (RIO’s) were killed instantly, and both aircraft were totally destroyed. The lost crewmen were pilots CPT William J. Tebow and 1LT John B. McHale, and RIO’s 1LT William R. Gendebien and CWO2 John R. Petty Jr. All remains were recovered. [Taken from]
  • From the Dan r. George USMC Retired/Deceased WW2 and Korea

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Danella George

    I remember you as a little girl when you came to visit us before you shipped over to Viet Nam never to return. I thought you so handsome...I was too young to really understand. On a detail to DC I visited the Wall, and Arlington every week end. I traced your name and brought it home to Dan. Dan and Dottie loved you very much and mourned you deeply; and today I want to remember you John.
  • WE Remember

    Posted on 11/26/15 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Gallatin City Cemetery, Gallatin, Sumner County,TN.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/22/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CWO John Robert Petty Jr, 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
  • Remembered

    Posted on 4/27/12
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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