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JOHN PETER DRAKE

  • Wall Name:JOHN P DRAKE
  • Date of Birth:10/13/1945
  • Date of Casualty:7/21/1964
  • Home of Record:WESTPORT
  • County of Record:ESSEX COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line: 1E, 59
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

LEO BERT ABRAMOSKI

  • Wall Name:LEO B ABRAMOSKI
  • Date of Birth:2/7/1933
  • Date of Casualty:7/28/1964
  • Home of Record:DETROIT
  • County of Record:WAYNE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Line: 1E, 59
  • Casualty Province:PR & MR UNKNOWN

GEORGE WARREN UNDERWOOD


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 59 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering George

    Posted on 10/3/17 - by Sharon Donahue
    George and I graduated the same year,1960, from Quincy High School. He was a very good looking,well liked and quiet spoken young man. After graduation, I wasn't sure what he had been up to until a few years later, I saw his picture on the front page of the local newspaper,stating that he had been killed in Vietnam. I was very sad thinking of how his life had ended so young. I thought a lot about him after watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary on Vietnam this past week. I'm now 74, as old as George would have been had he lived and I think of all the things he missed out on that I had been able to experience, such as marriage, having children and grandchildren. It's great that George was involved in building a school and it seems so much in his character to do something like that . That the school is named after him is a great honor to him.I knew quite a few young men from our city who went to Vietnam, but George was the only one I knew who was killed there. He'll always have a place in my heart and I hope that he rests in peace.
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  • Final Mission of SP4 George W. Underwood

    Posted on 12/1/16 - by Mark Coonrad mgcoonrad@gmail.com
    U.S. Army Specialist Four George Warren Underwood, from Quincy, Massachusetts was assigned to Detachment A1-312 (Buon Brieng), 1st Special Forces (SF) Group, U.S. Army Special Forces Vietnam, U.S. Army Support Command Vietnam, MACV as a Special Forces Qualified Medical NCO. SP4 Underwood joined the Army in 1961, and completed Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training, Airborne Training and Special Forces Training before spending six months temporary duty in Vietnam in 1962-1963. After re-enlisting for six years, SP4 Underwood was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st SF Group in Okinawa, Japan and subsequently deployed to Vietnam in June 1964 as the team medic for SF Team A-312 at the Boun Brieng Special Forces camp.

    On July 23, 1964, SP4 Underwood was leading a convoy carrying building materials that had been picked up in the mountain town of Ban Me Thout for a school. The SF team also picked up some Chinese Nungs that the U.S. military hired as laborers. The Nungs were not armed. There was also a platoon sized armed CIDG (Civilian Irregular Defense Group) Vietnamese Strike Force personnel for security. While heading back to the base camp at Boun Brieng, traveling along Hwy QL 14, in Darlac Province District, they entered a well-orchestrated ambush site consisting of a battalion sized element of NVA and Viet Cong soldiers. SP4 Underwood was killed along with twenty-four Vietnamese Strike Force personnel.

    SP4 Underwood was 21 years old and unmarried at the time of his death. The school that SP4 Underwood and team A-312 were building was named the George W. Underwood School in his memory.

    [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and quincyveterans.org]
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  • George

    Posted on 7/1/14 - by Mary Lou Petrelli
    George was a kind and generous person. When he was in San Antonio, TX for advanced Special Forces training, he spent money on Christmas gifts for an orphanage instead of flying home. He was killed in Viet Nam on his way back to the village with supplies where he was helping to build a school.
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/17/13 - by Robert Sage
    George is buried at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/17/13 - by Robert Sage
    George is buried at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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