JON W LAYTON III
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HONORED ON PANEL 54W, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

JON WALTER LAYTON III

WALL NAME

JON W LAYTON III

PANEL / LINE

54W/6

DATE OF BIRTH

10/14/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN PHONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MCMINNVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Yamhill County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JON WALTER LAYTON III
POSTED ON 5.9.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jon is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville, OR. PH
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POSTED ON 1.13.2003
POSTED BY: Capt. Walt Wagner, USAF

My best friend served with great distinction.

It is an honor for me to contribute my feelings for this great young man who, to me, was a great American hero. Jon and I were best of friends growing up in McMinnville, Oregon; we spent many hours of our spare time hanging out together and enjoying our friendship together.

That Jon Walter Layton, III gave his life for his country is the greatest sacrifice anyone could make, and is completely in keeping with his enormous sense of honor, patriotism, and courage. When he trained, he trained hard, and he excelled, and then having perfected his craft he proudly went off to combat, the day before my 21st birthday. I remember it well, as we had spent the week prior in Corvallis at OSU, where he came to see me before he left the country.

Jon died for his country on June 27, 1968, I helped bury my great friend soon after in McMinnville. We all will miss his smile, his laugh, and his great friendship!

Walter L. Wagner, II Capt, USAF (inactive)
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POSTED ON 3.27.2002
POSTED BY: Rick Rose

Teammate

To the family,

My name is Rick Rose. I was a member of the ATeam and was the last sortie to insert with Jon. I never made the LZ and all we could do is listen and pray for his and many others safety. I communicate with several of the men that were on the ground with Jon. Jon was a a man of courage and paid the ultimate price for his country. Such a young age to take on such a monumental task. Like so many young men, Jon was not allowed to live out his life with family and friends. I will never forget his sacrifice and I pledge to never allow his country to forget. I knew Jon for such a short time, as was the case with many others. We somehow made the best of such brevity and the memories are forever etched in our minds. May Jon rest in peace and may his family and friends be proud of his choice to serve. It was an honor to know and serve with him.

Respectfully,
Rick Rose
Sgt. US Army Special Forces
Viet Nam 1968-69
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