BERNARD J O'DONNELL
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 78 OF THE WALL

BERNARD JACK O'DONNELL

WALL NAME

BERNARD J O'DONNELL

PANEL / LINE

12E/78

DATE OF BIRTH

02/18/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/16/1966

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBUS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PVT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BERNARD JACK O'DONNELL
POSTED ON 1.26.2016

Ground Casualty

On November 16, 1966, SSGT Jessie Richardson (A Company, 7th Engineer Battalion), CPL Eugene B. Rhoades (A Company, 7th Engineer Battalion), and PVT Bernard J. O’Donnell (3rd Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Battalion) lost their lives attempting to rescue a fourth marine who was in immediate danger of drowning. The unnamed marine suffered a cramp while attempting to swim across a flood-swollen river in the vicinity of Da Nang. CPL Rhoades plunged into the river fully clothed to assist the struggling marine. The stricken marine was assisted to safety, however, CPL Rhoades was caught in the swift current of the river and was swept downstream into deeper water beyond the reach of help and drowned. SSGT Richardson and PVT O’Donnell also drowned during their attempts to assist. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.4.2014
POSTED BY: Joan Sprague-Slauson

memory forever

you were a very special person in my life... a special irish son who died for our country.... every one should know this... you were very very special ... and i will always remember our time in Hawaii!!!!
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POSTED ON 10.26.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PVT Bernard Jack O'Donnell, 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 9.21.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Bernard is buried at Resurrection Cemetery, South San Gabriel.CA.

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POSTED ON 11.16.2010
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Marine.
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