JOHN E POLING
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HONORED ON PANEL 41W, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

JOHN EARL POLING

WALL NAME

JOHN E POLING

PANEL / LINE

41W/25

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHU YEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/07/1968

HOME OF RECORD

EL PASO

COUNTY OF RECORD

El Paso County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN EARL POLING
POSTED ON 10.1.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT John Earl Poling, 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 8.1.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Calumet Park Cemetery in Gary, IN. PH
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POSTED ON 6.6.2009
POSTED BY: don e poling

to my dad

to my father who i loved and lost, you will never be forgotten you son don e poling
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POSTED ON 8.31.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, 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.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 10.7.2003
POSTED BY: Lindsey Wagner

Thanks

I just want to tell you thanks for leaving everything that you loved back at home to serve for our country in the Vietnam War. I appreciate everything that you did, and you are one of the reasons what are country is today. Sincerely, Lindsey Wagner
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