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JOHN HERSHEL SOUTH


is honored on Panel 51E, Line 49 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • A Gentleman and a Leader

    Posted on 4/24/18 - by Ron Whelan ron.whelan@gmail.com
    50 years ago today I was in the jungle 10 feet behind Capt. South carrying his radio. A sniper killed him instantly and severely wounded the Medic behind me. I think of him every day and I'm still trying to reconcile my survival. He lived by example and led his men from the front. There is a special place in Heaven for this Great Man. May God continue to bless John H. South.
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  • Forever Remembered

    Posted on 4/24/18 - by SFC Robert B. Himrod US Army (ret) sctdog49@aol.com
    It was my honor to serve as your Scout Dog handler with my dog Cracker 60X1 on this terrible day. Thank you Captain South for your leadership. You and the others are never forgotten. May you all rest in peace. God bless you Sir!
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  • NEVER FORGET

    Posted on 4/24/18 - by Jim Mohr jmohr@zoominternet.net
    You were our CO. leader, and inspiration It has been 50 years since you paid the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, my Captain.

    Lt. Jim Mohr
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  • Silver Star Award

    Posted on 11/17/16 - by Ed Klek D 1-1 Vietnam 1966 quahog03@aol.com
    Records indicate that this brave American hero was awarded the Silver Star.
    Rest in peace sir.
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  • We both loved music

    Posted on 7/13/14 - by Charles L. Pugh
    I remember Hershel as a band member at Frayser High School in Memphis, Tenn. He played the baritone and I played trombone. He was an excellent musician and leader in the band. He had a quiet gentle way about him, was very likeable and I never heard him say a cross word to or about anybody. He led by example, had a good heart and a playful manner. I admired him.
    After he graduated in 1960 I never saw him again. I learned of his death after I was discharged from the Air Force in 1968.

    Capt. South, I want to say just much our friendship meant to me and thank you
    for your valor and gallantry, and the sacrifice you made. I'll never forget you, Hershel. Rest in peace my friend.

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