JOHN R PETTY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 2E, LINE 135 OF THE WALL

JOHN ROBERT PETTY JR

WALL NAME

JOHN R PETTY JR

PANEL / LINE

2E/135

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/26/1965

HOME OF RECORD

GALLATIN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sumner County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CWO

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LEFT FOR JOHN ROBERT PETTY JR
POSTED ON 10.21.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 9.14.2021
POSTED BY: First of the Petty/Cage Name

Why I Fly

My time on this earth, had not yet come to be, such that I may have had the honor to meet you in the flesh. I am your grandnephew. Your Sister Patsy, was my Nana. I know she missed you every day.

I pray to God almighty, that one day, in the glory of all that is Heaven above, I will be able to shake your hand, along with the other warriors who soared through the air along side you.

Perhaps the Lord will even allow us a CAT shot or two for the fun. Rest in Glory, Uncle John.
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POSTED ON 5.4.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CWO John Petty, Thank you for your service as an Air Traffic Controller. - Fixed Wing Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. The 46th anniversary of the fall of Saigon just passed, and it is still sad. 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 10.9.2020
POSTED BY: John

My Uncle Sonny

Oldest of six, only brother my Dad had. I'm a nephew. Gone seven years before I was born. His widow, Aunt Peggy is gone now too. Daughter Jenny, and the rest of us remain. Never forgotten.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2018

Final Mission of CWO2 John R. Petty Jr.

On October 26, 1965, a pair of U.S. Marine F-4B Phantom II aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), were returning to Da Nang Air Base from a night combat mission with one jet reporting engine trouble. At 2148 hours, the two aircraft flew into the side of Monkey Mountain in Quang Nam Province, RVN, possibly distracted by the engine problem and low visibility. Both pilots and Radar Interceptor Officers (RIO’s) were killed instantly, and both aircraft were totally destroyed. The lost crewmen were pilots CPT William J. Tebow and 1LT John B. McHale, and RIO’s 1LT William R. Gendebien and CWO2 John R. Petty Jr. All remains were recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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