JOHN B GOLZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 35 OF THE WALL

JOHN BRYAN GOLZ

WALL NAME

JOHN B GOLZ

PANEL / LINE

11W/35

DATE OF BIRTH

07/19/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/22/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ROCK ISLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rock Island County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LTJG

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN BRYAN GOLZ
POSTED ON 12.3.2014
POSTED BY: Michael E Larsen (Sotak) AMS 2nd Class

Remembering Mr Golz

I was a flight deck crew member of VA 172. I assisted him in a pre flight inspection of his A4 Skyhawk that morning. He said to me "I have a bad feeling" about flying today, Once the engine was lit he pulled forward and launched off of the port catapult without with out any problem. We were notified about 30 minutes later that Mr Golz crashed in Laos. No chute was seen, the plane was disinegrated. Mr Golz was very well liked, polite, quiet friendly, a true warrior. This happened over 44 years ago, I will never forget this, it seems like yesterday.
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POSTED ON 12.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTJG John Bryan Golz, 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 4.22.2013
POSTED BY: JERRY SANDWISCH

NOT FORGOTTEN

MY POW-MIA FLAG IS DISPLAYED 24-7 IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL THE LOST WARRIORS.THE WAR MAY BE FORGOTTEN BUT THE WARRIOR WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!!!

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POSTED ON 2.15.2006
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 heroes 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 heroes 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 5.1.2005
POSTED BY: Kathy

Any family members??

I found something that I think John's family would want. Are there any living relatives??
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