Not forgottenPosted on 5/24/15 - by Gary BensonJack and I were in HMM 364 together as squadron pilots.While I was serving as FAC for 3/1, the purple foxes were decommissioned and we were transferred to other squadrons and I believe Jack was with Chatterbox HMM 262. When my tour of duty with the grunts ended, I returned to Marble Mountain. I will never forget the evening Jack died. I was headed for the officer's mess when I heard the night medevac bird fly over the airfield. The crew was likely checking out the aircraft and headed for the medevac hootch to stand by for the night medevac mission. Suddenly I heard a clatter behind me and turned to see the rotor blades disintegrating and watched as the aircraft plummeted to the ground on or near the beach of the South China Sea. I couldn't see exactly where the aircraft hit. The forward transmission oil line was not reattached after maintenance from what I heard. The forward transmission seized and snapped the sync shaft to the rear transmission allowing the rotor blades to mesh at high speed. Some of the crew survived. Jack was a really likable, good guy. We were all so close to leaving country. Jack has not been forgotten by those of us who served with him.MORE
Semper FiPosted on 4/20/15 - by A Marine, USMC, VietnamSempr Fi, Lt.
We rememberPosted on 11/6/14 - by Robert SageJohn is buried at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia,MI. AM PH
Remembering an American HeroPosted on 4/20/13 - by email@example.com
Dear 1LT John Thomas Wallace, 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
RememberedPosted on 4/21/11 MORE
HeroPosted on 5/18/06 - by Kristi Hoy firstname.lastname@example.orgGod bless you sir, for dying for the country you once loved. This is the greatest sacrifice any person can give. May you find the way towards heaven and may you find peace when you get there. You are truly a hero in the eyes of America, and not only you but also thousands more like you. That is the greatest gift you could ever give. Thank you so much for giving you life for the freedom we have today.MORE
Do not stand at my grave and weepPosted on 4/20/05 - by Bob RossDo not stand at my grave and weepMORE
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Frye – 1932
Lest We ForgetPosted on 4/20/05 - by Fellow MichiganderONE OF MICHIGAN'S FALLEN SONSMORE
Today we honor JOHN THOMAS WALLACE and the ultimate sacrifice he made for our country. May you rest in peace and know you are not forgotten.
Not forgottenPosted on 4/20/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB, 66-67John, 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.MORE
Thank you for you sacrifice.Posted on 4/20/04 - by K. Gaddy email@example.comBrave soldier,MORE
As part of the Gridley High School Posting Project in Gridley Illinois, I would like to take a moment to remember the sacrifice that you made for this country. I wish that I could have known you, so that I would know what about you inspired your dedication. You are a true hero!
Never ForgottenPosted on 3/20/03 - by Kelsey ZehrI am doing a project in my U.S. History class that involves reading about some of the soldiers that gave thier lives during the Vietnam War. Our goal is to write remembrances on 1,000 people or more who don't have remembrances. I would like to make a special remembrance to John Thomas Wallace who was born on April 14, 1945 and died a hero on April 20, 1971. He will never be forgotten. God Bless.MORE
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.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.