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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN PAUL BOBO
POSTED ON 10.28.2001

HERO

YOU ARE A HERO TO THE ALUMNI AT BISHOP DUFFY....MARK KAPINOS
DUNEDIN, FLORIDA... CONTACT: [email protected]
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POSTED ON 3.19.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

SECOND LIEUTENANT


JOHN PAUL BOBO


served as a


WEAPONS PLATOON LEADER


with


COMPANY ' I '

3rd BATTALION

9th MARINES

3rd MARINE DIVISION ( REINFORCED )

FLEET MARINE FORCE


" THE WALKING DEAD "


and was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who rests in honored glory in


GATE OF HEAVEN CEMETERY


NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 27 August 1968

at

MARINE BARRACKS

Washington, D.C.

by the

Secretary of the United States Navy

Paul R. Ignatius



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POSTED ON 6.22.1999
POSTED BY: Fulton Rivers

Semper Fi

BOBO, JOHN P. *

Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein), FMF

Place and date: Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, 30 March 1967

Entered service at: Buffalo. New York

Born: 14 February 1943, Niagara Falls, New York

Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 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. 2d Lt. 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 machine gun positions. When an exploding enemy mortar round severed 2d Lt. 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. 2d Lt. 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. 2d Lt Bobo's superb leadership, daunt less courage, and bold initiative reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

--- General / Personal ---

Last name: BOBO

First name: JOHN PAUL

Home of Record (official): NIAGARA FALLS

State (official): NY

Date of Birth: Sunday, February 14, 1943

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Marine Corps

Rank: 2LT

Serial Number: 092986

Component: Reserve

Pay grade: O1

MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 0302

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Unknown/Not reported

Date of Casualty: Thursday, March 30, 1967

Age at time of loss: 24

Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died

Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)

Country: South VietNam

Province: Quang Tri

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POSTED ON 5.13.1999
POSTED BY: Edwin Fitzgerald

Remembrance

I knew him but he may not remember me. Good Marine.
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POSTED ON 12.3.1998
POSTED BY: Mike Cirrito

A Friend Remembered

John was a dear friend. We attended Niagara University together. We corresponded on a regular basis while he was in Nam. I honor and remember John to this day.
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