JOHN P BOBO
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HONORED ON PANEL 17E, LINE 70 OF THE WALL

JOHN PAUL BOBO

WALL NAME

JOHN P BOBO

PANEL / LINE

17E/70

DATE OF BIRTH

02/14/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NIAGARA FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Niagara County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN PAUL BOBO
POSTED ON 5.25.2019
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Memorial Day, May 27, 2019

Dear 2LT John Paul Bobo, sir.

As the American flag in our front yard flaps in the breeze, as my wife finishes the wreaths she makes for every Memorial Day, we have most of what we need to observe this Memorial Day. Yet, what we need most would be to have you and those whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall with yours to be here as well. May we never forget the cost of our freedoms, and the men and women who have and continue to step forward to keep America safe.

With respect, sir.

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POSTED ON 3.30.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam

Medal of Honor Citation

John Paul Bobo

Medal of Honor
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.) FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant John Paul Bobo (MCSN: 0-92986), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 30 March 1967, while serving with the Company I, Third Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force in Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. Company I was establishing night ambush sites when the command group was attacked by a reinforced North Vietnamese company supported by heavy automatic weapons and mortar fire. Second Lieutenant Bobo immediately organized a hasty defense and moved from position to position encouraging the outnumbered Marines despite the murderous enemy fire. Recovering a rocket launcher from among the friendly casualties, he organized a new launcher team and directed its fire into the enemy machinegun positions. When an exploding enemy mortar round severed Second Lieutenant Bobo's right leg below the knee, he refused to be evacuated and insisted upon being placed in a firing position to cover the movement of the command group to a better location. With a web belt around his leg serving as a tourniquet and with his leg jammed into the dirt to contain the bleeding, he remained in this position and delivered devastating fire into the ranks of the enemy attempting to overrun the Marines. Second Lieutenant Bobo was mortally wounded while firing his weapon into the main point of the enemy attack but his valiant spirit inspired his men to heroic efforts, and his tenacious stand enabled the command group to gain a protective position where it repulsed the enemy onslaught. Second Lieutenant Bobo's superb leadership, dauntless courage, and bold initiative reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2018
POSTED BY: James McClincy

Jim McClincy Sr.

Sir,
My Father spoke of you on occasion having grown up near you and also attending Bishop Duffy. I hope the two You have had a chance to catch up on time lost in Heaven. Thank You for Your great sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 6.15.2018
POSTED BY: Daniel Cogné

We Remember

NIagara Gazette - Editorial : Honoring 2nd Lt. John Paul Bobo's supreme sacrifice. March 31, 2017.
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POSTED ON 6.4.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Stewart

Fond memories of growing up with John Bobo as a friend

I always looked up to John and knew he was someone special. I think of him often and his family. We spent many days together playing ball and in the river. I feel Honored to have known John. God Bless John and his family. Mike Stewart - 9th Street
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