JOHN E PADDOCK
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 87 OF THE WALL

JOHN EVERETT PADDOCK

WALL NAME

JOHN E PADDOCK

PANEL / LINE

10E/87

DATE OF BIRTH

03/13/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/11/1966

HOME OF RECORD

PORT TOWNSEND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Jefferson County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN EVERETT PADDOCK
POSTED ON 10.18.2018
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

LCPL John E. Paddock, USMC

Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA
Second Battalion
Platoon 201

Commenced Training:
19 January 1965
Graduated:
31 March 1965

SSGT H.P. Klunk - Platoon Commander
SGT G.W. Prater - Drill Instructor
CPL A.E. Patty - Drill Instructor

Three other members of Platoon 201 were KIA in Viet Nam.
CPL David L. Collins - Carson City, NV
PVT David C. De Witt - Clinton, IA
CPL Teddy L. Hisaw Jr. - Catoosa, OK

Semper Fidelis, Marine!

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POSTED ON 2.7.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of LCPL John E Paddock

Final Mission of LCPL John E Paddock
PFC Earnest L. Beam, 2LT Ivars Lama, LCPL Michael R. McLendon, and LCPL John E Paddock were all members of 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. On September 11, 1966, the four marines were traveling in an M422 Mighty Mite lightweight 4x4 tactical truck in Quang Nam Province, RVN. When they were approximately 2 miles northeast of Hoi An the vehicle hit a mine. All four suffered fatal fragmentation wounds in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 9.19.2015
POSTED BY: Richard Prange

High School memory

I remember John well. He was a good friend of my brother, "Skip" Prange and in the same class. I remember his great smile and his ability to pull pranks. He once got me into a fight with another kid in my class by going in between us on the sly and saying that "so and so said this or that about you"....none of it true, until by the end of the class period we had challenged each other to a fight after school. I never blamed him because I felt I had been dumb enough to believe it. Good guy, full of energy in basketball or football--great classmate of my brother too. Definitely missed.
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POSTED ON 5.24.2014
POSTED BY: Bob Pomeroy

We went through Boot Camp together

Another of the three Marines I served in Boot Camp with who did not return from 'Nam. I will never forget you.
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POSTED ON 9.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL John Everett Paddock, 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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