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JOHN ROBERT CHAMPLIN


is honored on Panel 4W, Line 57 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • SSgt John R. Champlin's personal belongings

    Posted on 6/29/18 - by Sandy Scott sandyscott56@yahoo.com
    If you like, you may visit the Boone County Main Library to see the personal belongings of SSgt John R. Champlin. They were turned in and are being preserved. His Purple Hearts and Bronze Stars are included.
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  • My Dear Uncle

    Posted on 11/12/17 - by Sandy Scott sandyscott56@yahoo.com
    Uncle Johnny, I remember you coming to the house for a last goodbye. I was 14 y/o. I remember your funeral and how it didn't seem real. You grew up with my dad (Harold Smith) and married his sister, Audrey. My dad loved and admired you so very much. My Aunt Audrey cried for you for years. You meant a lot to our family. Now I appreciate you in a different way. My husband served in the USAF for 27 years. Thank you for being a man of integrity and service. Forever and Always, Sandra Kay
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  • Thanks

    Posted on 11/5/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik Bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Ssgt John Champlin,
    Thank you for your service as an Armor Crewman with the 1st Cavalry. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SSGT John Robert Champlin, 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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  • A GREAT UNCLE

    Posted on 1/8/09 - by DONNA DELPH
    JUST WANT TO LET EVERYBODY KNOW HOW GREAT OF A UNCLE THAT YOU WAS TO ME GROWING UP. I WAS ONLY 6 YEARS OLD WHEN YOU DIED FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY. YOU WOULD ALWAYS COME AND SEE ME WHEN YOU WAS ON LEAVE. YOU WOULD TAKE ME TO THE LOCAL STORE CALLED TAYLORSPORT GROCERIES AND BUY ME PENNY CANDY AND OTHER GOODIES. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF MY LIFE. LOVE YOUR NIECE DONNA
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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 www.buildthecenter.org.