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is honored on Panel 41E, Line 4 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/23/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 John Spurlock, 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
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/6/10 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Pekin, IL. PH
  • John Spurlock...a sweet guy

    Posted on 1/6/10 - by Connie Miskimen Brun

    I went through school with John. He was a very sweet natured person. His loss touched me deeply. Because of him, I learned freedom has a very high price.

  • Uncle Johnny

    Posted on 4/30/04 - by Marty Howard
    I was only 8yrs old, but I remember it like yesterday, standing on a dock at springlake while Sandy and John talked of his going over to strange land called Vietnam. And I remember the laughter of the two love birds as they were about to be seperated by thousands of miles, neither of them or a little 8yr old nephew knowing of the ultimate sacrafice a 19 yr old hero was going to make for his country! that day was the last day I ever saw either of the love birds again. I remember watching the news every evening with Walter Cronkite trying to get a glimps of my hero but never did. Then one day I got off the school bus and my mother (Johns sister) was crying and said she had terrible news that my hero sp4 Johnny Spurlock was killed in action. Instead of crying I got out my little green army men and kept going over and over the ways a young hero would have died in battle and to me it all came back to the two love birds on the dock that sunny summer day. So Johnny if you are in heaven and I'm sure you are every day I think Sandy you and a little 8yr old boy are on that dock! I love you, and am proud to walk in the park that bears your name, Love your nephew,

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