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JOHN STEPHEN SZYMANSKI

  • Wall Name:JOHN S SZYMANSKI
  • Date of Birth:7/5/1940
  • Date of Casualty:3/23/1967
  • Home of Record:TRENTON
  • County of Record:MERCER COUNTY
  • State:NJ
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:17E, 32
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

RICHARD DONALD ADAY

  • Wall Name:RICHARD D ADAY
  • Date of Birth:2/10/1947
  • Date of Casualty:3/24/1967
  • Home of Record:PORTLAND
  • County of Record:MULTNOMAH COUNTY
  • State:OR
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:17E, 33
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

THOMAS DUANE UTTER


is honored on Panel 17E, Line 32 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thanks for your ultimare sacrifice soldier

    Posted on 8/1/17 - by KD
    You gave All
    Rest with the real warriors
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  • Sacrifice

    Posted on 3/25/17 - by Michael Gilligan
    All gave some; some gave all. RIP Tom
  • Remembering Tom, 50 Years Later, Not Forgotten

    Posted on 12/5/16 - by Frederick B McKenzie, LTC USA Retired FBMcKenzie@gmail.com
    After High School, Tom went to Marquette University before we ended up in Infantry Officer Candidate School together. He was in the class ahead of me and always kept me appraised of what to expect the next week in training. We laughed when in July-August 1966 Tom came to me with an invitation from President Johnson to be an usher for his college classmate Ted Nugent and Luci Johnson's wedding. We laughed together about how he would present the request to his OCS Company Commander, how could he say no. When Tom returned from the wedding his Company Commander came out in front of the company formation and simply stated ‘Now that Candidate Utter has rejoined us we can continue training’. Tom was only ‘in-country’ a few months before his passing. Tom was a exceptional officer and fine gentleman who truly paid the ultimate price for our nation all too soon. Please know you are missed Tom, this and every Christmas.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/23/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 2LT Thomas Duane Utter, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/30/12 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

    Thomas is buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside,IL. PH

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The Wall of Faces

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