JOHN E SCHON
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HONORED ON PANEL 20E, LINE 124 OF THE WALL

JOHN EDWARD SCHON

WALL NAME

JOHN E SCHON

PANEL / LINE

20E/124

DATE OF BIRTH

08/15/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/26/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PORTLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Multnomah County

STATE

OR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM2

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN EDWARD SCHON
POSTED ON 8.11.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Greater Love Hath No Man...

Semper Fi, Doc...you did good
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POSTED ON 5.4.2021
POSTED BY: Wm Alan Ross

American Hero: Silver Star !

May this remembrance find you in the eternal Holy Kingdom of our Lord.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2016
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, WIA

Silver Star Citation

John Edward Schon
Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Portland Oregon
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospital Corpsman Second Class John Edward Schon (NSN: 9149203), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Corpsman with Company L, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division, on 26 May 1967, during Operation UNION II against North Vietnamese Army forces in the Republic of Vietnam. When the Marines of Company L were landed by helicopters to secure the landing zone for the remainder of the battalion, they were immediately subjected to an intense barrage of automatic weapons, recoilless rifle, and mortar fire from a well-entrenched enemy force, estimated to be of battalion size. The withering fire caused many casualties, and scarcity of cover made it extremely hazardous to extract the wounded Marines from the exposed positions in which they lay. Disregarding his own safety, Petty Officer Schon repeatedly exposed himself to the enemy barrage in order to render vital first aid to the injured Marines and to assist with their evacuation for further medical treatment. He courageously continued his actions until him, himself, was mortally wounded. By his selfless efforts and inspiring devotion to duty, Petty Officer Schon was responsible for saving the lives of many Marines. His heroic actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: 26-May-67

Service: Navy

Rank: Hospital Corpsman Second Class

Company: Corpsman (Attached), Company L

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division
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POSTED ON 5.26.2016
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam, WIA

Semper Fidelis, Doc.

Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
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POSTED ON 5.21.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear HM2 John Edward Schon, 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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