JOHN DE MEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 96 OF THE WALL

JOHN DE MEY

WALL NAME

JOHN DE MEY

PANEL / LINE

22W/96

DATE OF BIRTH

10/03/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/20/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ANNAPOLIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Anne Arundel County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DE MEY
POSTED ON 10.30.2020
POSTED BY: Arcenio lopez

battle at lz ike 6-20-1969

just remember when it was over I was told the co was killed. I walked to the bunker and saw him. it never leaves my mine. I was wounded may 3,1969 under his command on mustang trial. Good man.
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POSTED ON 3.26.2020
POSTED BY: doc peace 1969 LZ Ike

doc peace

I remember June 18-20 fairly clearly and have empathy for all that were involved.
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POSTED ON 6.28.2019
POSTED BY: Sgt Otto

After Action Report

Well, I finally have a readable copy of the after action report for when Captain De Mey was fatally wounded. It does not have the bunker layout as the unreadable copy does. It is missing detail of what was happening where I was at the log road and about the rest of my platoon. But it does have many things I was not aware of. If you would like an emailed copy just email me with the request. Also if anyone has information for me on what happened to Private Craig Hansen who was standing behind me when I was wounded please email me with it. The report does point out some things that Captain De Mey would have done but it is easy to have hind sight 20/20. I still feel strongly that he was a solders solder. I have another story of Captain De Mey I may post later.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2018
POSTED BY: Sgt Otto

There is no way ...

There is no way to know how you will be remembered. There is no way to know what kind of person you were. As time continues to go by, there is no way to know what you could have been. Almost 50 years ago we stood together fighting an American enemy. Today I still stand wishing you were again by my side as the great American you were. It could have been the other way around. I hope your existing family, especially the ones who were to young to remember or who came after you, are able to appreciate what a fine person, what a fine American, what a fine friend you were.
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POSTED ON 5.1.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain John De Mey,
Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander with the 1st Cavalry. Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. It has been too long, and it's about time 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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