JOHN W ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

JOHN WILBURN ADAMS

WALL NAME

JOHN W ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

1W/25

DATE OF BIRTH

06/02/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/17/1972

HOME OF RECORD

REDONDO BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN WILBURN ADAMS
POSTED ON 5.17.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear Captain John Wilburn Adams, 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 5.25.2012
POSTED BY: Donna Lee Adams Burke

To My Father



High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2011

If I should die...remembrances for CAPT. John Wilburn ADAMS, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice!

If I should die,l and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 12.24.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 5.7.2010

Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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