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is honored on Panel 29E, Line 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 John E Young, 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
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 4/12/12 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    John is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, take the main entrance to the back of the cemetery (west end) last row, 1st column to the north, right section.
  • Photo

    Posted on 2/20/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 7/2/10 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto, WI. PH
  • America Gold Star Mother Illma Young

    Posted on 7/2/08 - by James Karlson USMC Ret.
    Information received from and posted for Illma Young, John’s mother, of Oconto, WI. Illma is President of the Oconto County Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers.

    JOHN EDWARD YOUNG, Born April 30, 1947 to Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Young of Oconto, WI.

    John graduated from the Oconto Senior High School in June 1965. John was in the band, wrestling team and also the golf team of which he enjoyed playing in the State Tournament.

    Entered Military in October of 1966, Specialist 4 John E. Young served in Co C- 1st Battalion- 26th Infantry- 1st Division. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in Vietnam on November 7, 1967.

    He received the Bronze Star Medal- First Oak Leave Cluster with the "V" device for heroism in connection with military operation against hostile force.

    The Bronze Star Medal, he distinguished himself by outstanding meritorious service in connection with military operation against hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam during the period of April 1967 to November 7, 1967 at which time he was fatally wounded.

    The Government of the Republic of Vietnam awarded to Specialist 4 John E. Young the Military Merit Medal and the Gallantry Cross with the Palm for exceptional service for the Government of Vietnam.

    Full Military service was held November 19, 1967 at the Presbyterian Church in Oconto, WI.
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