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JON WILLIAM RICH

  • Wall Name:JON W RICH
  • Date of Birth:5/22/1948
  • Date of Casualty:5/21/1970
  • Home of Record:MENOMINEE
  • County of Record:MENOMINEE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:10W, 77
  • Casualty Province:

JAMES LYNN ABLER

  • Wall Name:JAMES L ABLER
  • Date of Birth:2/15/1949
  • Date of Casualty:5/22/1970
  • Home of Record:ROYAL
  • County of Record:CLAY COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:10W, 77
  • Casualty Province:QUANG DUC

WARREN LEE SCANLAN JR


is honored on Panel 10W, Line 77 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • My friend and hero

    Posted on 5/30/17 - by Gene C. Colonna genecolonna@comcast.net
    Warren Lee was one of the first friendly faces that I met in the 8th grade at Northampton High School. We became fast friends and remained so throughout his life. He was one of the best men I have ever known. The last time I saw Lee was at the end of the holidays around the first of January 1970.We saw each other at the airport in Norfolk. He was own his way to Ft. Polk, La and I was returning to to Redstone Arsenal. We flew together to Atlanta. We talked about the High School days, a little about the Army and the love of his life, his wife Mary. He adored her and I know she adored him too. My dad called me about, Lee's death and I got 4 days leave to come to his funeral. I have been to the Wall a couple of times always visit His name, and I always think about he and Mary and their love for each other. I am glad to know Lee got saved and I will look for him in Heaven one day. This Thursday, June 1st will be our 50th High school graduation anniversary . I Will think of Warren Lee a great friend and Of Mary, the Love of his life.
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  • Thoughts of Warren

    Posted on 3/31/17 - by Carlton R Hart rathnotlarc@yahoo.com
    You and I used to play Army when we were kids, while others played Cowboys and Indians. We fought some now and then, but were always friends. We ate much candy a the old store in HALOCK. I have thought of you much of you over the years.
    I left USMC Sep 1970.I am know back on the Shore and Pass YOUR home area 4 or 5 times a week. YOU will not be forgotten ! SEMPER FI !
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  • A local legend and true American hero !

    Posted on 10/22/15 - by Garry Gibbons gs_gals3@verizon. net
    Thanks for your service and you will never be forgotten! Truly a hero and legend !
  • Final Mission of SGT Warren L. Scanlan Jr.

    Posted on 8/6/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    Charlie Company of the 5-12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, began humping toward Hill 428 in Cambodia on the morning of May 21, 1970. They had already been out in the thick, hostile jungle for well over a week. The grunts were tired, sore, hot, and homesick. The point was paralleling a high-speed trail that was going in the same direction. Word filtered back that they could not go forward another step. The jungle was too thick. The command came down to get on the trail. Charlie Company next walked into a near-perfect U-shaped ambush at the base of Hill 428. The warriors were outgunned and outnumbered from the very start. SGT Warren L. Scanlan Jr. and SP4 Donald G. Busse were killed in the first few seconds of the ambush. Sixteen other soldiers were seriously wounded within minutes. Calls for help were answered by the 199th Fireball Aviation which provided two harrowing resupplies over the canopy where Charlie Company was pinned down. Their UH-1 was riddled with over 50 bullet holes from NVA small arms fire. A third resupply was attempted from FSB Brown in an OH-6A “Loach.” As the small helicopter came to a hover over the canopy, hundreds of enemy rounds tore into the ship, stitching the helicopter from one side to the other. The Plexiglas front windscreen shattered with tremendous force and other parts of the body were ripped away from the fuselage. The grunts on the ground stared in awe as the helicopter dipped and the engine momentarily stalled, then restarted, gained a little bit of altitude and, like a smoking, wounded bird spiraling out of control, flew back towards FSB Brown. Within 500 meters of Brown, the tail boom suddenly came off the Loach causing it to nose-dive into the trees. There was a small explosion, followed by thick, black smoke curling upward through the jungle canopy. A sniper team from FSB Brown was the first to reach the crash site. They found no survivors. The lost crewmen included WO1 Patrick F. Crawley, WO1 Robert E. Gorske, and SGT Jon W. Rich. [Taken from issuu.com]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/4/15 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Warren Lee Scanlan 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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