JOHN E RARRICK
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HONORED ON PANEL 12W, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

JOHN EDWARD RARRICK

WALL NAME

JOHN E RARRICK

PANEL / LINE

12W/83

DATE OF BIRTH

08/24/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/02/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BEAVER DAMS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Schuyler County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN EDWARD RARRICK
POSTED ON 4.2.2024
POSTED BY: John Malecki

John

On this day fifty four years ago you made the ultimate sacrifice. For all those years you have always been remembered - never to be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.30.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your Distinguished Service Cross citation attests to your courage and devotion to your fellow soldiers. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever….
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POSTED ON 7.21.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt John Rarrick, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 72nd birthday is soon, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day just passed. 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 4.2.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Service Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Specialist Fourth Class John Edward Rarrick, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company C, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. Specialist Four Rarrick distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 2 April 1970 while serving with an infantry company airlifted into a dense jungle area in Tay Ninh Province. Soon after insertion, Specialist Rarrick's company engaged a battalion size enemy force entrenched and concealed in a thick hedgerow. Because of the intense enemy fire and the close proximity of the enemy positions, Specialist Rarrick and other members of his company found themselves immobilized. One of Specialist Rarrick's comrades noticed his predicament and attempted to come to his aid, but was seriously wounded. Without hesitation, Specialist Rarrick crawled to within fifteen meters of the closest enemy position to treat the wounded man. Specialist Rarrick treated his wounded comrade and then attempted to extract him to a safer position. Increased enemy fire directed toward the two individuals stopped their progress. Specialist Rarrick then maneuvered himself toward the enemy barrage so that he could shield his wounded comrade with his own body. While in this position, Specialist Rarrick was mortally wounded. Specialist Rarrick's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/5141
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POSTED ON 12.3.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Rarrick

We are family

John I'm not sure exactly how we're related but we both come from the Southern Tier New York. Thank you for your sacrifice to your country. Most of my side of the family has been in the military service and it's a big deal. Thank you again sir Rest in Peace
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