JOHN L ABRAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 52W, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

JOHN LEON ABRAMS

WALL NAME

JOHN L ABRAMS

PANEL / LINE

52W/21

DATE OF BIRTH

03/16/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BA XUGEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MENOMONIE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dunn County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN LEON ABRAMS
POSTED ON 7.13.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 7.12.2018
POSTED BY: Ellen Abrams Blankenship

50 YEARS

On this the 50th anniversary of your death, as I light yet another memorial candle, I am even more aware of how much you have missed and how much you are still missed. The war never ended for those of us you left behind. I am 71 now, but you will always be my big brother. I love you so very much!
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Julia Caroly Keane DeWitt

A great officer and man

John you and Sam were the two greatest bosses a girl out of school could ever wish for. The goals you set for me, the pride you gave me to do my best and believe I could do anything has stayed with me all my life. I was shocked after you died to learn you were only 7 years my senior. You loved your family deeply, even though they did not join you in Bda they were in your heart. I loved the stories about your dad and family it was a great part of you. And of course the Navy and flying helicopters was the other huge part. I thank God for allowing me the chance to get to know you You made our day when you were able to fly it was contageous. You were a true patriot and loved your country and job as deeply as you did your family. Thank you also for sugar coating the letters to us from Vietnam. Cdr Tobin read one of the real ones to me and I knew only a man who cared for his country and fellow countrymen as deeply as you kept going for their sake. I have prayed for your family daily ever since.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2018
POSTED BY: Steve Conto, Menasha, WI

The Final Bridge

John is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Milwaukee. John is located in section 6, northwest corner, 7th row in from the west end, 2nd upright family stone from the north (maintenance bldg.)
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POSTED ON 10.14.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of LT John L. Abrams

Final Mission of LT John L. Abrams
On July 13, 1968, a U.S. Navy helicopter UH-1B (tail number 62-12515) from HA(L)-3 (Helicopter Attack [Light] Squadron Three “Seawolves”) was on a mission in the vicinity of Dung Island in the lower Bassac River area when it drew Viet Cong ground fire. The aircraft apparently took a .50 caliber round or rounds in the main engine's transmission. The transmission failed and eliminated the possibility of auto-rotation, causing the aircraft to fall straight to the ground from 800 feet. There were no survivors. When a ground party made it to the crash site, they reported the aircraft was about 18 inches high. The lost crew was composed of pilots LT John L. Abrams and LTJG James H. Romanski, and crewman AMH3 Raymond D. Robinson and AMS3 Dennis M.
Womble. [Taken from vhpa.org and tf116.org]
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