JOHN E SLATER
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HONORED ON PANEL 36W, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

JOHN EDWARD SLATER

WALL NAME

JOHN E SLATER

PANEL / LINE

36W/27

DATE OF BIRTH

09/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MARSHALLTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marshall County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN EDWARD SLATER
POSTED ON 3.5.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt John Slater, Thank you for your service as a Basic Infantry Officer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Winter will end soon, and Lent has begun. 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 5.27.2015
POSTED BY: Major Charles Lynn Lowder, USMC

An Outstanding Marine

John and I were enlisted Marines together at Camp Pendleton. We met in ITR and formed a fast friendship. We both were selected to the Enlisted Commissioning Program...to go to OCS. Before we shipped out (John went to OCS ahead of me), we talked about being in Force Recon. We were able to get orders to Recon Replacement School at Camp Horno (Camp Pendleton) and got the basic Recon Marine secondary MOS before shipping out to OCS. The next time I heard about John was when I arrived at Ah Hoa combat base in Vietnam on my way to my assigned unit, 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. When I got there, I was putting my gear away when I heard that a Lt. Slater had been killed a few days before. I immediately found his Platoon Sergeant to find out what happened. John was killed in contact with a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force...well into their territory and in the midst of an emergency extraction under heavy fire. John was full of life...a physical and mental powerhouse. He was a fine officer...leading by example from the front. He died courageously as a warrior...a great loss. Semper Fidelis, dear Brother.
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POSTED ON 12.15.2013
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Lt.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT John Edward Slater, 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 5.7.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Grundy Center Cemetery in Grundy Center, IA. PH
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