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is honored on Panel 6E, Line 124 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 6/28/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    I am thankful that your remains were recovered in 1974.

    Thank you for all you have done!

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/25/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain John Abbott, Served with Light Attack Squadron 113 (VA-113), Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11), USS Kitty Hawk, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
  • 50th Anniversary of Commander John Abbott's Shootdown

    Posted on 4/12/16 - by Rear Admiral Jeremy Taylor, USN, retired (VA113 1966-1968) and
    On behalf of all Stingers of VA113, I salute Captain Abbott and his family on the 50th anniversary of his being shot down on 20 April 1966 while engaged in an attack on North Vietnam as Commanding Officer of the VA113 Stingers embarked in USS Kitty Hawk...He rests in peace and we have not forgotten...
  • Thank you

    Posted on 10/29/15 - by Cecilia A. Casey
    Dear Captain Abbott;

    A few years ago I visited The Wall... not truly knowing anyone listed there, I decided to pick the very first name connected to the Navy from my hometown of San Diego. Your name was first - I then found out you were on the Kitty Hawk as was our Dad M. M. Casey, Jr. as an aviator.
    Then a few years on I had the honor, though it wasn't easy, to read your name on my list during the anniversary reading of the names.
    You are truly missed and I know you are watching over your family and friends.

    Thanks again and Eternal Father please rest Captain Abbott's soul in peace always.
  • Remembering an American Hero

    Posted on 6/18/13 - by Curt Carter

    Dear Captain John Abbott, 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

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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