JOHN H SOUTH
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HONORED ON PANEL 51E, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

JOHN HERSHEL SOUTH

WALL NAME

JOHN H SOUTH

PANEL / LINE

51E/49

DATE OF BIRTH

05/15/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MEMPHIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shelby County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN HERSHEL SOUTH
POSTED ON 4.25.2019
POSTED BY: Beau Beard

Old Friend

John and I went through ROTC together, commissioned the same day. I lost touch with him for about 3 years then in 1967 we were together on the same plane enroute to sunny SE Asia. I didn’t learn of his death until I came home in 1968. I think of him often.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: Ron Whelan

A Gentleman and a Leader

50 years ago today I was in the jungle 10 feet behind Capt. South carrying his radio. A sniper killed him instantly and severely wounded the Medic behind me. I think of him every day and I'm still trying to reconcile my survival. He lived by example and led his men from the front. There is a special place in Heaven for this Great Man. May God continue to bless John H. South.
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: SFC Robert B. Himrod US Army (ret)

Forever Remembered

Forever Remembered
It was my honor to serve as your Scout Dog handler with my dog Cracker 60X1 on this terrible day. Thank you Captain South for your leadership. You and the others are never forgotten. May you all rest in peace. God bless you Sir!
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POSTED ON 4.24.2018
POSTED BY: Jim Mohr

NEVER FORGET

You were our CO. leader, and inspiration It has been 50 years since you paid the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, my Captain.

Lt. Jim Mohr
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POSTED ON 11.17.2016
POSTED BY: Ed Klek D 1-1 Vietnam 1966

Silver Star Award

Records indicate that this brave American hero was awarded the Silver Star.
Rest in peace sir.
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