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is honored on Panel 48E, Line 55 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/6/18 - by Mike BeLue
    Jon it has now been 50 years and I'll never forget your sacrifice. Rest in Peace Airborne.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/18/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Jon Francis Van Duyn, 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
  • My friend Jon, From Westen Military Academy

    Posted on 3/25/13 - by James H. Taylor

    Western , was along time ago Jon, we had our fun, and many good times playing football and baseball. Sorry school ended the way it did for us Buddy.

    I went to the 173rd in Bien Hoa, Ockerby said you never knew what happened in away thats good, I would have loved to enjoy our latter years talking to you, it just didn't happen.

    I talked to your sister and she still misses you, so you will never be forgotten buddy. to ' airborne all the way Jon '

  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/6/08 - by Robert Sage
    Jon is buried at Arlington Nat Cemetery.
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 4/8/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB, 66-67
    Jon, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
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