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is honored on Panel 27E, Line 56 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/28/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL John Thomas Wertman, 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
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/23/10 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Memorial Gardens in LaVale,MD. PH
  • Fondest Memories

    Posted on 11/18/09 - by Jurgen

    John, rest easy my friend. Forty-five years have come and gone since we reveled in our youthful ways. Your sacrifice was not in vain and you will always be remembered by me.

  • To Frank and his friend John

    Posted on 4/25/04 - by Bill Kehoe
    I went on site here because the one solder who died from Anamosa, Iowa - my high school friend William Edward Rees - died on October 5th 1967. This is the same day and in the same province of Quang Nam as your friend. He was just days from coming home, and as I understand it, volunteered to go on what was his last mission. I've always wondered who might have known Bill there, who survived, and who we lost with him that day.

    Like you - two years after he died, I found myself in Vietnam, although I didn't volunteer. And like you, didn't think it was worth it either.

    The traveling wall is here in Oceanside, California today, so I'm going down to pay my respects to Bill, so I'll stop and "see" John as well. He's right below Bill's row there.

    Again, sorry for your loss. My respects to your friend.

    Take care,

    Bill Kehoe
  • Thank you LCPL Wertman

    Posted on 10/5/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you John Thomas Wertman, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours! Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain! Again, thank you LCPL John Thomas Wertman, for a job well done! REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND

The Wall of Faces

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