JOHN M SOUTHER
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

JOHN MARTIN SOUTHER

WALL NAME

JOHN M SOUTHER

PANEL / LINE

4W/7

DATE OF BIRTH

01/25/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/26/1971

HOME OF RECORD

LOS ANGELES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN MARTIN SOUTHER
POSTED ON 1.4.2006
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 hero’s 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 heros 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 2.26.2004
POSTED BY: Lauren Gerdes

~!*_God Bless_*!~

I write this for the Gridley High School posting project. I live in Gridley, Illinois and I am a senior at Gridley High. You services will never be forgotten and this country will always be grateful, for everything you did for it. Thank you, and we all truly appreciate what you have done.

Sincerely
Lauren
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POSTED ON 2.26.2004
POSTED BY: Jon Porter

Thank you

I am a student from Gridley High School and as part of a US History posting project, we are leaving remembraces for all the people who don’t have them. I just want to thank you for paying the supreme sacrifice for your country and you will never be
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POSTED ON 6.21.2001
POSTED BY: chris

the boy next door

he seemed so much older, but now i find out he had been born barely three years before i. he once gave me a ride to school.
i was so proud to be driven there with this "older guy"!
i felt like we were going on a date!

i had heard he was killed in vietnam, so had searched the wall previously, but never found his name. seeing his engraved, full name come up on the website was a sad experience. what a lovely name he had!

it makes me sad to see there are no other remembrances of him.
all people should be remembered, especially one so sweet.
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