ROLAND J PANARESE
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HONORED ON PANEL 26W, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

ROLAND JOHN PANARESE

WALL NAME

ROLAND J PANARESE

PANEL / LINE

26W/11

DATE OF BIRTH

10/30/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LAM DONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/19/1969

HOME OF RECORD

JACKSONVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Onslow County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROLAND JOHN PANARESE
POSTED ON 9.20.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Remember to 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...
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POSTED ON 3.19.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Roland Panarese, Thank you for your service as an Airborne Qualified Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Lent, and the last day of winter. 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 7.30.2020
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty. ohio nam vet army 1969-70 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2020
POSTED BY: Lindsay

Thank You

Dear Uncle John,
I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet you in this lifetime. Know that our family has never forgotten you and you are in our thoughts regularly. Thank you for your service. I hope you and Granddad are enjoying each other's company in Heaven. We'll all meet together someday.
Love,
Lindsay
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, 1969

Silver Star Citation

John Aloysius Dowd

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel John Aloysius Dowd (MCSN: 0-59807/1338602), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1969. On the night of 21 April 1969, Lieutenant Colonel Dowd was informed that a large hostile force was preparing to cross the Vu Gia River at a point opposite an undetected Marine ambush in an area southwest of DaNang. Completely disregarding his own safety, Lieutenant Colonel Dowd immediately proceeded to the designated location, traveling fearlessly over ten miles of dangerous terrain known to contain enemy mines and patrols. Arriving at his destination, he skillfully deployed the ambush unit into effective fighting positions and, simultaneously, effected modification of artillery fire, illumination, and close air support to concentrate on the hostile force and all possible avenues of escape. When the North Vietnamese force increased to approximately two hundred and launched seventeen boats, containing three to five soldiers each, pulled by two or three men, with an estimated twenty-five soldiers wading along the boats, Lieutenant Colonel Dowd signaled the initiation of the ambush. The resulting devastating firepower, delivered from Lieutenant Colonel Dowd's carefully coordinated assets, prevented any soldiers from crossing the river and achieved annihilation of the assault force. During the early morning hours of the following day, he executed a river crossing and a search operation along the opposite side of the river which revealed seventy-one hostile soldiers killed and enabled the Marines to capture numerous Viet Cong suspects in a nearby village. By his courage, dynamic leadership, and unwavering devotion to duty at great personal risk, Lieutenant Colonel Dowd inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
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