JOHNNIE W ATOR
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HONORED ON PANEL 33W, LINE 91 OF THE WALL

JOHNNIE WAYNE ATOR

WALL NAME

JOHNNIE W ATOR

PANEL / LINE

33W/91

DATE OF BIRTH

08/10/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/09/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PITTSFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pike County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHNNIE WAYNE ATOR
POSTED ON 8.21.2014
POSTED BY: B Hall

High School team mates.

John and I were highschool basketball team mates. I will always remember him as a friend and fun loving person. I know what Nam was like having been there myself as an infantry soldier. I know that he did his job to the very best of his ability and that America greatly appreciates his sacrifice. Rest in peace my friend!
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POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Johnnie Wayne Ator, 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 4.30.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Johnnie is buried at Pittsfield West Cemetery in Pittsfield, IL. BSM PH
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POSTED ON 10.18.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

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 heros 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 heros 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-ladened 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 Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 6.2.2003
POSTED BY: Zach Thompson

Thank You

If it wasn't for your dedication to the safety of our country, we may not be here today. Thank You
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