JOHN W HELD
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 29 OF THE WALL

JOHN WAYNE HELD

WALL NAME

JOHN W HELD

PANEL / LINE

50E/29

DATE OF BIRTH

07/08/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

INDIANAPOLIS

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN WAYNE HELD
POSTED ON 3.26.2015
POSTED BY: Rose Kish

MIA Bracelet

I was a young peace loving high school girl when I entered my Town's mall. There I spied a table with POW/MIA bracelets. I wandered over and was overwhelmed with emotion in knowing these brave and dedicated servicemen needed prayer, respect and love. I donated my money and selected the bracelet that was engraved, Maj. John Held, 4-17-68. I wore it proudly and prayed daily. I still have this bracelet, am still proud and still pray.
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POSTED ON 4.19.2014
POSTED BY: David Taylor

Miss my friend

Even after all these years I miss my old friend. Best friend in High School and then he was off to Annapolis and I to the US Navy. Many correspondences during those years, but lost track during Vietnam. Finally found him on the "Wall' - sad!!!
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POSTED ON 4.18.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTC John Wayne Held, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.26.2013
POSTED BY: David Taylor

Miss my friend

Jack was my best friend in High School. He went to the Academy and I went into the Navy. Years later I tried to find him, and did on the 'Wall'. Through many searches I found his wing man, and then finally his daughter, Cindy. Regret that I waited so long to try and reunite with him. Missed some good years, and now it is too late. NOT FORGOTTEN!

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POSTED ON 7.10.2012
POSTED BY: Cindy Held Rose

I am Jack's Daughter.

Thanks to each of you who left a rememberance for my dad. Jack (his nickname) was very special man who Loved his family and his country very much. He would be pleased to know that so many of you wore his bracelet for so many years. I wish I had more to tell you about my dad, but I was only five when he left for the war. Please feel free to email me if you would like to visit more.

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