JOHN M O'BRIEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 121 OF THE WALL

JOHN MICHAEL O'BRIEN

WALL NAME

JOHN M O'BRIEN

PANEL / LINE

19E/121

DATE OF BIRTH

10/15/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/14/1967

HOME OF RECORD

ST LOUIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Louis City

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN MICHAEL O'BRIEN
POSTED ON 4.5.2006
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 heroes 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 heroes 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 4.11.2004
POSTED BY: Daniel O'Brien

Dear Little Brother

We really miss you. We will put pictures at the traveling wall on May 14,2004,Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. Love your family and friends
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POSTED ON 5.14.2003
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8
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POSTED ON 4.23.1999
POSTED BY: Alfred Lindstrom, Jr.

A friend who will be remembered always

I served side-by-side with John for five months; he was a good friend...

Any friends or family members of John are welcome to contact me:

Alfred Lindstrom, Jr.
885 Turner Road
Palmyra, NY 14522
(315)597-6768




Lima Company
Weapons Platoon
3rd Battalion
1st Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
October, 1966-October, 1967
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