JOHN R HAGAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

JOHN ROBERT HAGAN

WALL NAME

JOHN R HAGAN

PANEL / LINE

25W/11

DATE OF BIRTH

08/22/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SAVANNAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chatham County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

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Contact Details
ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ROBERT HAGAN
POSTED ON 2.28.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Major John Hagan,
Thank you for your service as an Infantry Officer. I am glad you were identified in 1996 - WELCOME HOME. The war was years ago, but we all need 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 11.10.2018
POSTED BY: Kitty Kirby Bayman

Good Friend

Just wanted to say that I am remembering Bob on Veterans Day tomorrow. He was a best friend all the way through high school (although we didn't go to the same high school) because we were neighbors in our subdivision. We did not date but saw each other all the time as neighbors and he was so good to me. He would help me with anything I needed. He was a wonderful man and we even saw each other at Vanderbilt University. I will always remember him and always be sad that he gave his life for this country. I hope to see him some day in heaven.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2018
POSTED BY: Kitty Kirby Bayman

My Best Friend

I still think of Bob a lot. He was my best friend in high school and Vanderbilt University. He was such a good guy and did a lot for me. We lived close by and did not date but were best friends. I will never forget Bob. I don't know if any of his family is still around but if so, you had a great family member. God bless you. Kitty
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POSTED ON 6.1.2018
POSTED BY: Jennifer

Major Hagan's MIA Bracelet

I have treasured Major Hagan's MIA bracelet since I was a student at UGA. When the Memorial Wall traveled to Lincolnton, Ga, I wore his bracelet, searched for his name, and was relieved to find that he is no longer missing. I'm not sure if his family ever received one of his MIA bracelets. If his family doesn't have one and would like mine, I would love to share it with them. I know they will treasure it even more than I do. Thank you for your service, Major John R Hagan.
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POSTED ON 5.6.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

John R. Hagan
HOME OF RECORD:
Savannah, Georgia

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Battalion: 2d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Second Lieutenant John R. Hagan (MCSN: 0-102650), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Platoon Commander with Company G, Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 19 April 1968, Second Lieutenant Hagan's unit was dispatched to a bridge site between Ca Lu and Khe Sanh to assist elements of his company which were heavily engaged with a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force employing mortars, rockets, small arms and automatic weapons. Earlier in the day a security force and a convoy had been ambushed at the bridge and were pinned down and sustained numerous casualties. Upon arrival at the site, Second Lieutenant Hagan unhesitatingly advanced to the point of heaviest contact and deployed his men to recover casualties from the bridge area. Repeatedly exposing himself to intense enemy fire, he moved from one position to another, aiding the wounded and directing their evacuation to covered positions. On one occasion when he became pinned down by the heavy volume of hostile fire along both sides of the narrow road, he crawled to a tank and directed the movement of the vehicle into the hazardous area, aiding in the evacuation of the casualties from the fire-swept battle area. During the night, Second Lieutenant Hagan disregarded the dangers of numerous booby traps and mines as he maneuvered throughout the difficult, mountainous terrain to ensure that all casualties had been recovered and evacuated to the relative safety of the company perimeter. The following day and night, he refused to return to the command post and remained in the area to direct mortar fire against the enemy positions and assist a reinforcing company which was pursuing the fleeing enemy. His heroic actions undoubtedly saved several Marine lives and were instrumental in the subsequent defeat of the enemy force, resulting in twenty-four North Vietnamese soldiers confirmed killed. By his extraordinary courage, indomitable fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Hagan upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
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