JOHN P CULP
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

JOHN PAUL CULP

WALL NAME

JOHN P CULP

PANEL / LINE

36E/68

DATE OF BIRTH

05/10/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LANCASTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lancaster County

STATE

SC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN PAUL CULP
POSTED ON 3.9.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from fellow soldier Mike Stevens is moving. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 2.29.2020
POSTED BY: robert charles moore

John Paul Culp

Contrary to what I read on John's wall, it was the 1st and 3rd platoons that went to relieve that compound on that fateful day, Feb 2, 1968. I know because I was the 3rd platoon leader and also wounded along with John and Paul Omart (1st platoon leader) and many other brave troops. I was evacuated from the field on the same helicopter with John and shared his last moments on our way to the medical facilities in Dok to. It was only when I was later evacuated to Pleiku on my way to medical facilities out of country that I learned of John's death. John was a fellow officer, good friend, and confidant. I still think of him often and wish his family well.
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POSTED ON 3.10.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt John Culp,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Unit Commander. 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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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT John Paul Culp, 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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POSTED ON 9.22.2012
POSTED BY: LTC Pike

The Battle of Kontum

By 2 February 1968, ground commanders conducted final sweeps to rid Kontum of VC and NVA. D Troop 717th Cavalry continued to support the defense of the Kontum MACV compound, Signal Company, and B-24. At 0930 hours the NVA managed to fire again from an prisoner building and the Language Institute and hit the Signal Company area and the B-24 compound. The PIC area and Language Institute remained a problem. D Company, 1-22nd INF would leave one platoon at the airfield for security and move toward the PIC to stop the enemy fire in that area. The company commander left 3rd Platoon security and took 1st and 2nd Platoons to attack the NVA positions. They moved out to the northwest, knowing they would soon be in heavy contact.



D Companv attacking the Language Institute from the southeast. 2nd Platoon went on-line at the south end of the buildings while Head¬quarters and the 1st Platoon moved north then west toward the buildings. 2nd Platoon entered and cleared the first two buildings and only found three bodies. With the area cleared, they moved on into a nearby built up area. 1st Platoon started to clear a third building when the structure opened up with AK-47 and RPD machinegun fire. Simultaneously, the NVA opened up in a cross-fire from a fourth building. D Company had inadvertently walked into an ambush. They took many wounded, to include 2LT JP Culp (Forward Observer) who was killed that day.


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