JOHN L FORDHAM
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

JOHN LA VERNE FORDHAM

WALL NAME

JOHN L FORDHAM

PANEL / LINE

21W/51

DATE OF BIRTH

08/21/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/03/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SHEFFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bureau County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN LA VERNE FORDHAM
POSTED ON 7.16.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your cousin Deborah Rauch is touching. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 9.7.2021
POSTED BY: Deborah Rauch

Cousin

John, my cousin who was 4 days younger than me, I grieve your loss to this day. Cousin Sue and I are researching our families' military history and it is much more expansive than we ever thought. But you are the only one who sacrificed all and for that our Country will be eternally grateful. From all of your family, we honor you.
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POSTED ON 9.28.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl John Fordham,
Thank you for your service as a Machine Gunner. It is now fall, and as the seasons pass, it is important to remember you 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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POSTED ON 2.23.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL John La Verne Fordham, 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 8.18.2013
POSTED BY: Gary Oloffson

I will never forget.

John I was around 10 when you went to Viet Nam and your mom was working at the grocery store in Manlius. I was always listening to the conversation between your mom and my mom on where your were. One year later I heard you died in service and I never forgot you. I went to your funeral to see the 21 gun salute. I have never forgot that . I know your birthday is coming up this weekend and my kids are going to college one last week and this my son goes. I hope and pray you could be a guardian angel over them, because I know you take good care of them. see you in heaven. Thank you for your service and God Bless You!
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