JOHN W AVELLEYRA
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 3 OF THE WALL

JOHN WILLIAM AVELLEYRA

WALL NAME

JOHN W AVELLEYRA

PANEL / LINE

21E/3

DATE OF BIRTH

06/23/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/28/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MT RAINIER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Prince George's County

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR JOHN WILLIAM AVELLEYRA
POSTED ON 6.25.2012

Remembrance

Mary-Margaret Avelleyra viewing the name of her brother Private First Class Marine John William Avelleyra killed in Vietnam, May of 1967

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POSTED ON 6.25.2012

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 5.27.2008

The good die young

Every Memorial Day weekend I am haunted by the memory of John Avelleyra.

He was a high school friend and classmate. We were in the same section all four years at Archbishop Carroll High in D.C. and, since the Augustinian priests sat us alphabetically, John occupied the desk in front of me for every class. During those four years we discussed the important things in life - sports (especially the Redskins and the Senators), girls, music, and his after-school job. John loved sports and played basketball in the gym every day before school, during lunch, and during intramurals. After lunch he would describe in detail a shot, or a move, he had made on the court.

It saddens me that John died so young and that, unlike me, he never got to experience college, Redskin Super Bowl wins, marriage, kids and grand kids. John would have been a great husband and father.

As is my custom on Memorial Day I drank a beer --this year a Bass Ale-- to John and thought of him as I hiked trails in a wooded park near my home.

Rest in peace, Amigo.
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POSTED ON 4.14.2008
POSTED BY: Mary-Margaret

I had a dream...

About you and dad last night. You two looked happy and I know you both are in a better place. Tell dad to keep sending the beautiful cardinal birds my way...I know they're signs of his love & that he's watching over me. Keep watch over Mom, Tina and Anna. Love, little sis.
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POSTED ON 6.27.2007
POSTED BY: Francesca

Unbelievable - 40 years have passed

Can it be so long ago? I see that no one has written for a while. It's not that we don't think about you. Heck, with this crazy war in Iraq, I think about you all the time! I pray that the day will come when other families, like ours, will not live to hear that dreaded knock on the door, announcing the making of another hero and saint. Catch ya grave side in a few weeks - when Rolling Thunder comes to town. Rest easy, and keep an eye on mother.

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