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LARRY ELLIOTT WATSON

  • Wall Name:LARRY E WATSON
  • Date of Birth:10/15/1949
  • Date of Casualty:11/29/1969
  • Home of Record:PAGELAND
  • County of Record:CHESTERFIELD COUNTY
  • State:SC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Row:15W, 8
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

JIMMY REA BURK

  • Wall Name:JIMMY R BURK
  • Date of Birth:1/12/1948
  • Date of Casualty:11/30/1969
  • Home of Record:LITTLEFIELD
  • County of Record:LAMB COUNTY
  • State:TX
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:15W, 9
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

JOHN AUSTIN BOSSOM


is honored on Panel 15W, Row 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Our brother, John

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Joyce Bossom Parmeter joyceparmeter@gmail.com
    Dear John, Our family was so split on whether you should go to war or not, however, once you were deployed you were devoted to protecting your buddies. We all loved you so much and were shocked but resigned when we received your final letter saying that you had re-upped for another term. You didn't get that chance but we understood then the level of your compassion. We continue to love you and miss you.
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  • Our brother, John

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Joyce Bossom Parmeter joyceparmeter@gmail.com
    Dear John, Our family was so split on whether you should go to war or not, however, once you were deployed you were devoted to protecting your buddies. We all loved you so much and were shocked but resigned when we received your final letter saying that you had re-upped for another term. You didn't get that chance but we understood then the level of your compassion. We continue to love you and miss you.
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  • A brother Remembered

    Posted on 5/14/15 - by Joyce Bossom Parmeter joyceparmeter@gmail.com
    John was so devoted to his Army "buddies" that he had signed up for a longer time there. When he was home for our father's death in March of 69 he spoke with great feeling and sadness about his time in Vietnam. He struggled with his hatred of war and his care for his fellow soldiers. He had nightmares when he was home but worried the whole time about how the rest of the guys were doing. I still see him in the vets that I talk with in the course of a day. We all need to do whatever we can for John's "buddies".
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  • A brother Remembered

    Posted on 5/14/15 - by Joyce Bossom Parmeter joyceparmeter@gmail.com
    John was so devoted to his Army "buddies" that he had signed up for a longer time there. When he was home for our father's death in March of 69 he spoke with great feeling and sadness about his time in Vietnam. He struggled with his hatred of war and his care for his fellow soldiers. He had nightmares when he was home but worried the whole time about how the rest of the guys were doing. I still see him in the vets that I talk with in the course of a day. We all need to do whatever we can for John's "buddies".
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  • Uncle John

    Posted on 5/11/15 - by Lorre Sanford
    I wish I had gotten to know my uncle John, my mother's youngest brother. He died when I was just a baby, but my mother cherished a picture of me as an infant in his arms and I grew up with stories of his sunny nature and knew also that he died a hero, helping wounded troops in Viet Nam. My folks invested the survivor benefit he left for his nephews and nieces, and when I grew up I used mine to go to nursing school. I've been a proud VA nurse ever since I graduated, and it means so much to me to be able to support and care for our Veterans. I wish I could thank him and that he could know how much his sacrifice meant to us.
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