JOHN D SALMIERI
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HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 114 OF THE WALL

JOHN DOMINICK SALMIERI

WALL NAME

JOHN D SALMIERI

PANEL / LINE

22E/114

DATE OF BIRTH

10/04/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/02/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NEW YORK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New York City

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DOMINICK SALMIERI
POSTED ON 10.6.2015
POSTED BY: Richard L. Dieterle

Photo Remembrances from the Field

I remember John Salmieri from just one occasion when I happened to pass by when he was making people laugh. I remember his Brooklyn accent. When I got back from the hospital after recovering from cellulitus, I reported to our rear area at LZ English (July 2, 1967). They said there was a firefight in progress, and that I was to stay there and help them. It was late in the day, and they had two rifles to be cleaned, both jammed with clotted blood. Salmieri's was in the open position (rather like a shotgun) and a ram rod was stuck down the barrel. He had been unable to knock out the piece of brass stuck in his M-16 chamber and was killed while trying to do this. He and Howeiler were found side by side in either a foxhole or a depression in the ground where they had taken cover.

In the photo, we see Salmieri sitting on what appears to be a bridge rail while another unidentified soldier drinks from a beer bottle. This was in May, 1967.
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POSTED ON 11.27.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 John Dominick Salmieri, 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 7.1.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. BSM ARCOM AM PH
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POSTED ON 5.8.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 11.22.2002
POSTED BY: Anthony F. Benfatti

A Memorial

... You fearlessly sacrificed all, fell before us--those destined to return to the 'world' and continue...
... you challenge us to courageously act in accord with good conscience and necessity, during trying times, when we are called to do so, or when we realize that we must.


My friend of early youth from St. Thomas Aquinas Parish...


Rest always in Peace, always in Memory...
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