JOHN D KILLEN III
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 88 OF THE WALL

JOHN DEWEY KILLEN III

WALL NAME

JOHN D KILLEN III

PANEL / LINE

22E/88

DATE OF BIRTH

08/23/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DES MOINES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DEWEY KILLEN III
POSTED ON 5.15.2002
POSTED BY: PooBear "Rick" Gagnon - Sgt. USMC

A Comrade ... Gone... but not Forgotten

John D. Killen III was the name of a comrade I picked up when I got out of the Marine Corps in '81. Bro... you are not forgotten, I put your band on everyday. I also have people see the band and ask about it. I tell them. You was in the Marine Corps a year, was sent over to Nam and your helicopter that was carrying you and some other assigned to Company A, 3rd Rec. Battalion, 3rd Marine Division near the city of Phu Bai, South Vietnam was hit by small arms fire, exploded and crashed. Some survived, 4 did not. No remains recovered that could be identified as theirs.
IT WAS YOUR FIRST DAY IN COUNTRY!!!
For years I thought of finding your family and letting them know you are not forgotten by others, then one day I found them and then I was not happy with myself for taking so long... Your family told me your Mother had just passed on. At least you are together now.
One Labor Day in '97, The Traveling Wall That Heals came to a town close to my home. My VFW Post was asked to help with security on it, I jumped at it and was able to get a imprint of your name and also of 5 other family members.
I will NEVER FORGET... and those around me will ALWAYS REMEMBER... SEMPER FI... Bro!!
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POSTED ON 3.16.2002
POSTED BY: Mike Woodring

Honored daily

Lance Corporal John Killen and I never met. Yet not a day goes by that I do not put on my POW/MIA with his name on it and miss him. I think of the sort of man he must have been to have bravely served his country and lost his life in that duty. As long as I live, I shall always remember, respect, and appreciate what he gave up for me and for this country. God bless John Killen.
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POSTED ON 12.20.2001
POSTED BY: Doug Heger

We Remember

St. Joseph's School in Des Moines, IA., prays for the rest of Mr. Killen's soul on Veteran's Day each year.
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POSTED ON 9.24.2001
POSTED BY: Jennifer Haner

Someone Remembers

You may wonder if anyone cares, remembers you, or thinks about you. I never met you and I know nothing about you. I try sometimes to imagine what you looked like or what your personality was like. Anyway, I wanted to let you know, "someone remembers"....I wear a bracelet with your name on it, in remembrance of you..."A HERO"!
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