JOHN A PREMENKO
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HONORED ON PANEL 8W, LINE 112 OF THE WALL

JOHN AL PREMENKO

WALL NAME

JOHN A PREMENKO

PANEL / LINE

8W/112

DATE OF BIRTH

08/11/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/14/1970

HOME OF RECORD

PACIFICA

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Mateo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN AL PREMENKO
POSTED ON 8.12.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. While all deaths in Vietnam are tragic that you died just three days after your 21st birthday is especially so. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 6.16.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt John Prememko, Thank you for your service as a Special Forces Qualified Radio Operator. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. 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 2.5.2021
POSTED BY: Gary G. Foster

Special Forces op

This is in respect for Sgt John. My brother was with you the day you paid the ultimate price for all America. My brother Steve Foster was with you and Benny Malto and three South Vietnamese counterparts when you where ambushed. It is with my respect for your actions that I wish to honor you and all those who did not come back. Thank you Sir!!
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POSTED ON 11.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT John Al Premenko, 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 5.13.2013
POSTED BY: Cory Casalegno

Bronze Star Citation and Photo of John Premenko

'For heroism in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: Sergeant Premenko distinguished himself by heroism on 14 August 1970 while serving as a radio operator for a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) operating deep within enemy held and denied territory. Sergeant Premenko's team was inserted into their area of operations and operated for one day without being detected by the enemy. While leaving a defensive perimeter which they had established during a rest break, the team was attacked by a superior sized and well-armed force of enemy soldiers. In the initial exchange of fire Sergeant Premenko was critically wounded. Despite the fact that he was so seriously wounded, Sergeant Premenko reacted quickly and returned a savage burst of fire. This provided enough cover for his fellow team members to be able to find covered positions and return fire on the enemy. As the team members fired on the enemy, they moved forward to Sergeant Premenko's position in a valiant effort to save his life. His wounds proved too severe, however, and he died almost instantly. Though suffering from a mortal wound, Sergeant Premenko had managed to provide the covering fire necessary for the other team members. Sergeant Premenko's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Special Forces, and the United States Army.'

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