JOHN M RISNER
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

JOHN MILTON RISNER

WALL NAME

JOHN M RISNER

PANEL / LINE

8E/99

DATE OF BIRTH

06/22/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/26/1966

HOME OF RECORD

LAS CRUCES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dona Ana County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN MILTON RISNER
POSTED ON 7.1.2016
POSTED BY: David Gilmer

My best friend in first grade and a friend forever

This Independence Day weekend I have been remembering friends like you who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country - a country which increasingly seems to have learned nothing from history. John, I particularly missed you at our 50th Reunion at LCHS last October. There is a Vietnam plaque at the local Veterans Memorial Park in Las Cruces, and seeing your name on it is still a shock. I visit you whenever I get a chance to be near the Masonic Cemetery. Rest in Peace.
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POSTED ON 6.26.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC John Milton Risner, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 4.7.2015

Thanks from an El Paso Marine/Viet-vet

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice!
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POSTED ON 6.26.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Semper Fi Marine.

POSTED ON 10.13.2013
POSTED BY: David L Gilmer

A Good Friend

John was my best friend in first grade at South Ward School in Las Cruces. A fire the summer after caused the closing of that school, and its students then went to several different schools. John and I didn't share a class again until high school German, where I was a nerd and he was somewhat of a rebel. In spite of that, he was still very tolerant of my behavior. I think of his sacrifice often and visit his grave when I am back in Las Cruces.
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