JOHN V FRANCIS
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 120 OF THE WALL

JOHN VINCENT FRANCIS

WALL NAME

JOHN V FRANCIS

PANEL / LINE

14W/120

DATE OF BIRTH

05/17/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/10/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ELMHURST

COUNTY OF RECORD

DuPage County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN VINCENT FRANCIS
POSTED ON 1.12.2022
POSTED BY: Daniel Louis Priest

My Mom's favorite cousin

I was 4yrs old. And distinctly remember a man in uniform knocking on our front door. I didn't know who he was, but Mom did. He entered with hugs and tears to a man I never knew. They talked for hours at the kitchen table about their childhood. His funeral had been blazed in my memory forever. Never forget where you come from!
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POSTED ON 2.10.2021
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Bronze Star Medal Award for Valor

Captain John Vincent Francis was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry in action. He served as an Infantry Officer and was assigned to USMC LIAISON, 31ST NC RGT, 3RD NC BDE, III MAF.
See https://marines.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 2.10.2021
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Award

Captain John Vincent Francis was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his sustained heroism and meritorious service. He served as an Infantry Officer and was assigned to USMC LIAISON, 31ST NC RGT, 3RD NC BDE, III MAF.
See https://marines.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 2.6.2021
POSTED BY: Bill Murray

Ensign Bill MurraryNavy Seabee MCB3 OkinawaOkinawa Feb 1970

Capt Jack Francis was a dedicated gungho Marine!! He came thru Okinawa on our battallion defensive readiness inspection. Then he went on to Vietnam battalions under the 31st NCR. 3 days after leaving Okinawa we got the news he had been lost in a helicopter shoot down. Really effected me because he seemed bigger than life to me. He used to tell me in Port Hueneme home port that I had the makings of a good Marine!
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POSTED ON 5.17.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain John Vincent Francis, Served with the United States Marine Corps Liaison Office, 31st Naval Construction Regiment, 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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