JOHN T MCDANIEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

JOHN THOMAS MCDANIEL

WALL NAME

JOHN T MCDANIEL

PANEL / LINE

20W/59

DATE OF BIRTH

02/12/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CLARKSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hamilton County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN THOMAS MCDANIEL
POSTED ON 8.8.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl John McDaniel, Thank you for your service as an Aircraft CNE/Weapons Systems Tech-Trainee, OMA. I did the research on you on your 51st anniversary, sad. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Yesterday was Purple Heart Day. Time passes quickly, but our world needs help. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 10.3.2018

Thank you for your service, John.

I graduated with you John and have been working on our class reunion. Though I knew that you were a Viet Nam vet, I never had the opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sacrifice. My brother Terry served in Viet Nam the same time you were there and it hurts my heart to think of what you guys went through. I have a grown son now that I can't even imagine having to send him to such a terrible place, during such a terrible war. God bless you and I will always think of you as the hero that you--and my brother are!Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 12.26.2017

Final Mission of CPL John T. McDaniel

At 1530 hours [3:30 PM] on July 27, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps CH-46A helicopter (#154018), YT-10, from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM 364), was on an emergency medevac mission 17 miles southwest of Da Nang, Quang Nam Province, RVN, when it was hit by hostile small arms and automatic weapons fire as it departed a pick-up zone. Disabled by the fire, YT-10 was observed by another Marine helicopter crew to attempt a landing on a plateau on top of a hill. Radio transmissions from the pilot of YT-10 indicated that he was loaded with medevacs and was suffering a hydraulic failure and flight control problems. The second crew observed YT-10 approach the hillside and abruptly drop below the rim and fly directly into the hillside. The aircraft rolled to bottom of a ravine and burst into flames. The other helicopter attempted to lower a crewman on a hoist to pick up survivors, however, burning jet fuel and ammo cooking off forced the rescue aircraft away. YT-10 completely burned in a matter of minutes. No survivors were recovered and eleven lives were lost in the incident. The lost crew of YT-10 included pilot 1LT Robert W. Armenio, co-pilot 1LT Daunt B. Sanders, crew chief CPL John T. McDaniel, gunners CPL John H. Harris Jr., GSGT Raymond Gibel, and LCPL Michael F. Gramlick, and corpsman HM1 Charles H. Hackworth. The five lost passengers were LCPL Leon R. Barickman, PFC Ronald J. Scharf, PFC Paul M. Du Charm, CPL Ralph D. Storm, and a wounded NVA soldier being transported for interrogation. CPL Storm's body was being evacuated after he was shot and killed while making a rescue attempt when the point man of his patrol was gunned down and killed. Storm received a Silver Star for his actions. LCPL Barickman was suffering from a severe leg infection and was taking the medevac back to the rear for treatment. He and PFC Du Charm were tasked with escorting the NVA prisoner on the flight. [Taken from popasmoke.com and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL John Thomas McDaniel, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.20.2011

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Rest in peace with the warriors.
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