JOHN D GAYMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

JOHN DUFF GAYMAN

WALL NAME

JOHN D GAYMAN

PANEL / LINE

13E/27

DATE OF BIRTH

03/08/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/10/1966

HOME OF RECORD

EAST POINT

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fulton County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DUFF GAYMAN
POSTED ON 6.27.2020
POSTED BY: Karen M. Weiner

What could have been.

We planned a future together which, of course never happened. He was well loved by those who knew him, he was a patriot, and proud to be a marine. I look for the time I will see him again. I also thank Jerry Kline for the comfort he gave. Please provide him my e-mail if he asks. I'm grateful for all those that provided this opportunity. God bless you all and this land.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC John Gayman,
Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Cannoneer. Happy Thanksgiving. 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 6.7.2018
POSTED BY: Daniel Cogné

We Remember

Photo was taken in Okinawa, 1966.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2018
POSTED BY: Daniel Cogné

We Remember

John Duff Gayman graduated from Darlingon School, Rome, Georgia, Class of 1963.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2016

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

On December 10, 1966 the 2nd and 3rd Platoons, Mike 3/3 Marines, were on the move. As they approached the Song Cam Lo River the 3rd Platoon formed a semi-circular perimeter through which the second platoon and the company command group passed. A capable swimmer strung a rope from bank to bank and the 2nd Platoon began to ford the swift-flowing, chest deep river. As the Marines were crossing, two F-4 Phantoms passed over heading downriver. A break was called with 2nd Platoon and most of the command group on the far side and 3rd Platoon and the remaining members of the command group on the near side. The two Phantoms returned from downstream and one dropped two bombs into the center of the perimeter formed by the 3rd Platoon. Thirteen men were killed outright and fourteen others were badly injured. Of the five corpsmen on the near side only one was uninjured. The blasts had severed the rope, preventing the corpsmen on the far side from recrossing the river. Although medevac helicopters were called in without delay, several of the wounded died while aboard the helicopters. The seventeen Marines and sailors who died in the incident were PFC John D. Gayman, HM3 John N. Grachtrup, HM3 Donald J. Rion, CPL Clifford R. Singleton, LCPL William H. Bator, PFC John H. Knudsen, PFC Jack W. Logan, 1LT John S. Sayer, GSGT Joseph Clemons, SSGT Doyle A. McShan, SGT Owen F. Neumyer, LCPL Jerry K. Patrick, PFC Michael L. Crouson, PFC Charles J. Esbensen, PFC Martin Ruiz, PFC Robert D. Sage, and PFC Phillip T. Wiley. [Taken from virtualwall.org]
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