JOHN C SHAMEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 109 OF THE WALL

JOHN CLARENCE SHAMEL

WALL NAME

JOHN C SHAMEL

PANEL / LINE

21E/109

DATE OF BIRTH

09/26/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/15/1967

HOME OF RECORD

THOUSAND OAKS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ventura County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR JOHN CLARENCE SHAMEL
POSTED ON 11.11.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotions and spends himself in a great worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end triumph of high achievement and, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while caring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold, timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
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POSTED ON 1.24.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl John Shamel, Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another new year. Time moves quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.22.2020

Final Mission of LCPL John C. Shamel

LCPL John C. Shamel was rifleman serving with 1st Platoon, Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. Around 8:30 AM on June 15, 1967, LCPL Shamel was walking point for his unit while on patrol approximately four miles southeast on Con Thien (Hill 158) in Quang Tri Province, RVN. During the mission, Shamel tripped a wire on the ground which triggered a Chicom grenade placed head high. He was fatally injured after being hit on the left side of the head with metal fragments from the blast. The booby-trap had been set the previous evening within 300 meters of the perimeter of 1st Platoon’s overnight position. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Command Chronology (2d Bn 9th Marines) at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 6.15.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL John Clarence Shamel, 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 6.15.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, Quang Tri

Semper Fi Marine.