JOHN G KOPRIVA
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 112 OF THE WALL

JOHN GAYLORD KOPRIVA

WALL NAME

JOHN G KOPRIVA

PANEL / LINE

22W/112

DATE OF BIRTH

11/27/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/22/1969

HOME OF RECORD

TRAER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tama County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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LEFT FOR JOHN GAYLORD KOPRIVA
POSTED ON 9.14.2012
POSTED BY: Shari Kirkpatrick

Remembrance

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POSTED ON 5.28.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at St Paul's Cemetery, Traer.IA. BSM AM PH
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POSTED ON 10.21.2005
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

Never Forgotten

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heros you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heros lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 2.5.2005
POSTED BY: Rick Smith

The country is still free

You joined the platoon right before I went on R&R (vacation from the war) so we didn’t know each other very well. Hardly a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about all the life experiences and opportunities you never had. Maybe you caught a bullet intended for me maybe not. I’ve visited you at the wall a few times and want you to know that I am proud to have served with you. You did not die in vain. The country is still free.
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POSTED ON 4.9.2003
POSTED BY: Sarah Ruff

You will never be forgotten.

Hello my name is Sarah Ruff and I am a student from Gridley High School in Illinois. My classmates and I are doing an extra credit assignment for our history class. We are remembering those that lost their lives in the war. You don't know me but I want you to know that you will never be forgotten. You will always be remembered by your family and friends. You will always hold a special place in their hearts. Thank you for leaving your career, your family, and your friends to serve our country. You will always be a hero in my eyes. Sarah
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