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THOMAS JOSEPH YOLKIEWICZ

  • Wall Name:THOMAS J YOLKIEWICZ
  • Date of Birth:3/12/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/18/1969
  • Home of Record:ROSEVILLE
  • County of Record:MACOMB COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:29W, 74
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

DAVID BRUCE ARNOTT

  • Wall Name:DAVID B ARNOTT
  • Date of Birth:7/16/1949
  • Date of Casualty:3/19/1969
  • Home of Record:LIVERPOOL
  • County of Record:ONONDAGA COUNTY
  • State:NY
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:29W, 75
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

JOHN FRANKLIN ALLEN


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of PFC John F. Allen

    Posted on 10/13/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On the night of March 18-19, 1969, Delta Battery 2/11 Marines was located at Fire Support Base Phu Lac 6, adjacent to the Liberty Bridge near An Hoa, RVN. A few hundred meters distant was the command post of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. In the early morning hours of March 19th, both areas were attacked, first by a barrage of mortar and rocket fire, then by a ground attack estimated to be in battalion size. Thirteen Marines and two Navy Corpsmen died in the two attacks, 12 from Delta 2/11 and 3 from the 1/5 command post. The NVA left 79 bodies strewn around the artillery compound alone. Medal of Honor winner HM2 David R. Ray placed himself upon a Marine after he saw an enemy-thrown grenade land near them. Ray died after the grenade blast, while the Marine he sacrificed his life for lived. Ray was formally assigned to the Headquarters Battery, but was Delta 2/11's senior corpsman during the battle. The fourteen other men lost were CPL Richard Gilliam, CPL Charles E. Wheeler, LCPL Charles E. Grooms Jr., PFC John F. Allen, PFC Donald R. Bartley, PFC Dennis F. Ellis, PFC John M. Goodwin, PFC Robert R. Highfill, PFC George N. Myers, PFC Loring W. Watson, PFC Paul Wilson, GSGT Floyd M. Keefe, HN Lee T. Hamman, and PFC David B. Arnott. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and virtualwall.org]
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  • Brother

    Posted on 3/19/17 - by meika54@gmail.com
    It's been 48 years ago today that we lost you. You are and will forever be in our hearts and mind. Thank you for your service Johnny. We love and miss you!
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/23/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC ALLEN.
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIELD ARTILLERY FIRE CONTROL MAN. ARTILLERYMEN WILL ALWAYS HOLD MY HEART. YOU WERE LOST ON THE ST. JOSEPH'S DAY WHO IS THE PATRON OF A HAPPY DEATH. AT 18, IT WAS FAR TOO YOUNG.
    REST IN PEACE AND SEMPER FI.
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  • We remember

    Posted on 10/27/14 - by Robert Sage
    The correct name for the cemetery is Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green,KY.
  • Larry Stegall, Cpl. USMC

    Posted on 5/26/14
    To the family of John Allen I would like to say it was my honor to have served with him. We were in the same outfit together but with different jobs to do. he was a friend and a good Marine, ALWAYS. Nashville, TN.
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