JACK M ORNELAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

JACK MICHAEL ORNELAS

WALL NAME

JACK M ORNELAS

PANEL / LINE

26W/49

DATE OF BIRTH

04/17/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WHITESTONE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACK MICHAEL ORNELAS
POSTED ON 2.27.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Jack Ornelas, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.27.2020
POSTED BY: Jim Lindner

"Greater Love Hath No Man than this a Man lay down his Life for His Friends" Jack DID JUST THAT

I knew Jacks brother Anthony ( The WEDGE as we called him ) Better then Jack . Both Jack and I were Car guys I would think about he would build them. When I would see him in his 32 Ford with a hot chevy engine i would wave and he would wave back. We both were quiet in our own way . We both went to Thomas Edison HS in Jamaica NY . At that HS they had a special auto mechanics program That Jack loved I visited the shop like a fly on the wall . My program was mechanical Design so we were in different classes . Later after graduation 1967 I learn jack join the Marines . Thomas Bayes a good friend of Whitestone NY also join the marines that same year . In 1968 Tommy was killed and 1969 Jack and Killed Two beautiful Man .I really only knew them both a short time and that makes me sad . I think of often of jack special since i am restoring an Old 1957 Cadillac Biarritz sure wishJack would be close to help me figure things out. I just hope he will give me thumbs up and approve the Job I have Done . Maybe its in his honor , Thank You Jack i hope My life is worthy of you sacrifice Love You Jim
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POSTED ON 3.3.2017
POSTED BY: Joseph A. Panzardi

A True Hero

Jack was the younger brother to my friend Tony who also served with the Big Red One in Nam. Tony and I brought his coffin flag to his former high school, Thomas Edison in Jamaica, where Tony and Jack attended by request of their mother when she passed away. There was a brief ceremony at the flagpole where the Principal had his flag raised for the day, after being placed in the school's trophy case. Jack name is listed on a plaque in the Whitestone Memorial Field, 149th street and 15th drive.
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POSTED ON 1.3.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Jack Michael Ornelas, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 12.17.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at St John's Cemetery, Middlevillage, Queens, NY. Mausoleum Bldg Unit 4-44c, Sect 8 Private Alcove, Plot 31
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