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is honored on Panel 25E, Line 46 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 9/29/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Cpl John Carey,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. I did the research on you the day after your 50th anniversary. My dad passed on your anniversary. Say hi to him in heaven, his name is Sam. Today is the feast of the Archangels, the warrior angels. May they hold you in their arms. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/26/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL John Patrick Joseph Carey, 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
  • For CPL John Patrick Joseph CAREY, USA...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his all

    Posted on 2/19/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Corporal Carey, you were one of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes who gave all that mortality can give! We enjoy our freedoms today, because of heroes like you, and you were our hero. You will still be our hero forever. Your name and fame are the birthright of EVERY American citizen! You were a brave man who did brave deeds for America. You had been there and done that. I strongly believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire so greatly as one of my three top favorite songbirds, along with Julie Andrews, who is from England, and Dusty Springfield, also from England, but she passed on some years ago, would be very proud of your service to America. Well done, Corporal! Be thou at peace.
  • WE remember

    Posted on 9/28/09 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburg, PA.
  • Always Remembered

    Posted on 5/6/09 - by Carol Haberchak
    I will never forget the sacrifices made by all of the Vietnam soldiers and will keep all of you in my heart until my last day on earth.

    Your journey on earth ended too soon, but you will have everlasting life in heaven.

    Thank you for your bravery and courage.

    Rest in peace dear soldier.
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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.

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