JOHN A HOUSE II
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

JOHN ALEXANDER HOUSE II

WALL NAME

JOHN A HOUSE II

PANEL / LINE

22E/87

DATE OF BIRTH

04/16/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PELHAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Westchester County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ALEXANDER HOUSE II
POSTED ON 6.15.2015
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

RIP

RIP
Section J
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl)
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POSTED ON 6.30.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi Captain.
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POSTED ON 11.21.2012

Final Mission of U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46A tail number 152501

CAPT John A. House was the pilot of an CH46A helicopter carrying personnel assigned to Company A, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division near the city of Phu Bai, South Vietnam on June 30, 1967. Among the passengers onboard the aircraft were members of Company A, LCPL Merlin R. Allen, LCPL John D. Killen, and CPL Glyn L. Runnels. Also onboard was the company's hospital corpsman, HM3 Michael B. Judd. As the helicopter approached the landing zone, the aircraft was hit by small arms fire. The aircraft was severely damaged but was able to fly for about a half mile before it crash landed in a thick jungle canopy. Co-pilot Ted Pittman managed to escape along with two enlisted crew members and four of an eight man reconnaissance team. Prior to being rescued, two of the lesser injured reconnaissance team members returned to the scene of the crash and verified the crash scene. It was reported that CAPT House was not injured from fire or the crash, but tree branches stopped his exit from the helicopter and just before he was able to get free the aircraft exploded. Although some of the personnel aboard survived, House, Allen, Judd, Runnels, and Killen were never found, nor were remains recovered that could be identified as theirs. The four men were listed as killed in action, body not recovered. [Taken from vhpa.org]

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POSTED ON 7.15.2012

If I should die...remembrancves for CAPT. John Alexander HOUSE !!, USMC...who died for our country!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhjile, 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 6.30.2012
POSTED BY: Karen Sagisi

Not Forgotten

Capt. House,


You are not forgotten. I look down at my wrist everyday and see your name. I have never met you, but I am making sure that your sacrifice is never forgotten. Semper Fi and Rest in Peace, Marine.

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