JOHN D BELTZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

JOHN DAVID BELTZ

WALL NAME

JOHN D BELTZ

PANEL / LINE

12E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

05/26/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/04/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ST LOUIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Louis City

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DAVID BELTZ
POSTED ON 8.7.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 11.3.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Bronze Star Medal Award

Sergeant John D Beltz was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for his exemplary courage under fire. He served as an Infantryman with A Co, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry.
See https://army.togetherweserved.com/army/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=39948
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POSTED ON 9.22.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother

Peace with Honor

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor John.

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POSTED ON 9.22.2017
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Wolfhound Brother

Black Virgin Mountain

At the beginning of November 1966, operations near the "Black Virgin" Mountain were uncovering very large NVA/VC supply caches. Because the NVA/VC could not afford to lose the supplies, they were forced to fight - and fight they did, beginning with heavy action near Dau Tieng starting on 03 Nov 1966, when 13 US soldiers died in the fighting. It continued on 04 November, with 11 US infantry companies in the field, supported by air and artillery as well as ARVN infantry. By day's end, the NVA/VC commanders realized they could not protect their supply caches and began a withdrawal toward the Cambodian border. Seventeen more US soldiers died in the fighting on 04 Nov 1966:
2nd Bn, 1st Infantry
SSG John P. Frankel, Santa Clara, CA, C Co
SGT Edward J. Merritt, Philadelphia, PA, B Co
SGT Howard L. Walker, Boomer, NC, C Co
PFC Carmen P. Cartonia, Buffalo, NY, C Co

1st Bn, 27th Infantry
SGT John D. Beltz, St Louis, MO, A Co
SP4 Eugene F. Goeckner, Dieterich, IL, A Co
PFC Bruce E. Kerndl, Miller Place, NY, A Co

2nd Bn, 27th Infantry
LTC William C. Barott, Philadelphia, PA, HQ Co (Silver Star)
CPT Gerald F. Currier, Lawrence, MA, C Co
2LT Robert L. Adams, Carlisle, PA, C Co
SGT Howard C. Barker, Madison, FL, C Co
SP4 Rodney E. Althoff, York, PA, HQ Co (Silver Star)
SP4 Aaron L. Thomas, Philadelphia, PA, A Co
PFC Lawrence E. Besson, Alexandria, LA, C Co
PFC Luis A. Perez-Cruz, Arecibo, PR
PVT Jose L. Fontanez-Velez, Rio Piedras, PR, C Co
PVT Bobby Young, Viper, KY
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POSTED ON 2.1.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BELTZ,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. IT IS 2017, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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