JOHNNIE W FAIRCLOTH
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

JOHNNIE WILLIAM FAIRCLOTH

WALL NAME

JOHNNIE W FAIRCLOTH

PANEL / LINE

2E/87

DATE OF BIRTH

02/13/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/18/1965

HOME OF RECORD

CORDELE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crisp County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHNNIE WILLIAM FAIRCLOTH
POSTED ON 12.31.2010

Remembered

Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 10.23.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR TO THIS MOST HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER


STAFF SERGEANT

JOHNNIE WILLIAM FAIRCLOTH


COMPANY B

2nd BATTALION

502nd INFANTRY REGIMENT

" THE DEUCE "

101st AIRBORNE DVISION

" THE SCREAMING EAGLES "


CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE SILVER STAR


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Johnnie William Faircloth (RA14608232), Staff Sergeant, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Staff Sergeant Faircloth distinguished himself by heroic action on 18 September 1965 while serving as a rifle squad leader in an airborne infantry battalion on two heliborne search and destroy operations in the Republic of Vietnam. Almost immediately after landing, Sergeant Faircloth's element was pinned down by enemy small arms fire. The unit received instructions to move forth to link up with the main force approximately 800 meters away. With enemy sniper fire coming from the west, and knowing the small unit was completely surrounded by enemy forces, Sergeant Faircloth, with complete disregard for his own personal safety, led the first element of the unit north. After moving approximately 20 meters, the element came under a heavy volume of small arms and machine gun fire. Sergeant Faircloth was wounded and fell to the ground, signaling the other members of the element to return to the unit's positions. He refused to accept medical aid for himself knowing that it might result in another casualty. Sergeant Faircloth was wounded several more times by enemy machine gun fire and died on the battle field. His fearlessness and genuine concern for his subordinates in the face of his own peril was an inspiration to the entire unit. Staff Sergeant Faircloth's unimpeachable valor in close combat against numerically superior forces was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 3.5.2007
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN



FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam :

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your 2/502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne STRIKE FORCE Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 10.16.2000
POSTED BY: Mallon Faircloth

Johnnie William Faircloth.....He was the best one of us all

Johnnie William Faircloth, second of the four children of H.W. & Myrtle Rhodes Faircloth, joined the Army at age 17, and in nine years rose to the rank of E-6 when he was killed near Ahn Khe leading his squad into hostile action. He was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star for Valor in action after being wounded. He was survived by wife Christine, daughter Lori, mother, father ,brothers and sister. He was the best one of us all, and will forever be loved and missed.


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POSTED ON 11.23.1998
POSTED BY: Mallon Faircloth

The Best One of Us All

Johnnie William Faircloth, second of the four children of H.W. & Myrtle Rhodes Faircloth, joined the Army at age 17, and in nine years rose to the rank of E-6 when he was killed near Ahn Khe leading his squad into hostile action. He was post-humously awarded a Bronze Star for valor in action after being wounded. He was survived by wife Christine, daughter Lori, mother, father, brothers and sister. He was the best one of us all, and will forever be loved and missed. brother, Mallon.
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