JOHN R EARLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

JOHN RICHARD EARLEY

WALL NAME

JOHN R EARLEY

PANEL / LINE

26W/70

DATE OF BIRTH

09/06/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

EUREKA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Humboldt County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN RICHARD EARLEY
POSTED ON 6.9.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. I am 73 and have lived a long and fulfilling life. It is tragic you never had that same opportunity. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2021
POSTED BY: Steve Ballard

John was eighteen. Straight out of high school. Required to be drafted

John was a friend of my older brother, Jack Ballard, both of whom were forced to be "drafted". Both 18 ... still kids, right? They did what they were told. After maybe a year in Nam, he was able to come back to Eureka on leave. He joined my family for a Church service (dad was minister at Nazarene Church in Manila). I was maybe 12 years old, brother Jack sitting next to John on one side, and me on the other. Later in the service, John is clearly emotional (He's 19 - I would be, too). Then it's Altar Call, which churches do, where you walk up front and ask for help. He does that. He is asking God and everyone for protection. He and all of us in the church are emotional ... wanting God to protect him.
Back in our seats now, John said "If I am sent back to VietNam, I do not think I will return".
At that point, if not before, John taught me to never give up your life for someone else's bullshit.
Let's all learn from John and all the other sacrificial lambs that are forced to give up their lives for "Evil Overlords".
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POSTED ON 9.6.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class John Richard Earley, Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 8.31.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

As your 70th birthday approaches, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

Semper Fi, Marine.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC John Earley,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. We remember all you who gave their all. 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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