John Ahlers
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John Ahlers

NAME

John Ross Ahlers

HOME OF RECORD

Cincinnati

DATE OF BIRTH

12/25/1947

STATE

OH

DATE OF DEATH

June 30, 1996

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Marine Corps

INDUCTION YEAR

2007

Biography

John Ahlers came into my life in 1983 as the husband of my coworker Kathy Ahlers. We quickly became friends at social gatherings and often tossed down a couple of beers over talks about sporting events, his sons and daughter and his time in Nam. Every 4th of July he would seclude himself in his pole barn and drink heavily, play loud music and remember his tour of duty. He was tormented by what had happened over there for his entire life and he continued to fight the conflict within. His generosity to his community never suffered and he often gave assistance from his survey business to others so that they might have a bonus at Christmas or purchase property to start a camp for kids with disabilities. The night of his death, his oldest son, Chris and wife Kathy witnessed his suicide and were by his side during his torment. John decided to make one last trip to the battle field and destroy forever the ultimate threat that he could not conquer…himself. His suicide has left a hole in his family and friends that John did not account for, so let us give the salve that he could not find and give testimony to a fallen Hero that gave ALL to his God, His Country and his Family and Friends. I HONOR YOU JOHN ROSS AHLERS ...... THANK YOU

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR John Ahlers
POSTED ON 9.14.2011

Never Forgotten

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