JOHN W SPARKS
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

JOHN W SPARKS

WALL NAME

JOHN W SPARKS

PANEL / LINE

14W/21

DATE OF BIRTH

09/24/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

KETTLE FALLS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Stevens County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN W SPARKS
POSTED ON 4.16.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC John Sparks, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Holy Saturday, and Passover . 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 1.11.2018

Ground Casualty

PFC John W. Sparks was an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist serving with I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry. At 7:00 PM on January 6, 1970, PFC Sparks was the gunner on an armored cavalry assault vehicle on a reconnaissance mission in Binh Long Province, RVN, when a trip flare ignited in a box of grenades and ammunition inside the track, triggering an explosion. Spark suffered fragmentation wounds over his body and was evacuated to the 2nd Surgical Hospital. He was later transferred to the 3rd Field Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries January 9, 1970. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 11.23.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC John W Sparks, 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 12.14.2010
POSTED BY: Rod Hergesheimer

Photo of John W Sparks

Coming up on 41 years. I miss you and cherish the memories of my childhood with you.
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POSTED ON 12.9.2006
POSTED BY: Joe Willey

Operation Embrace/Looking for Relatives

John was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) at the time of his death. 11th Armored Cavalry Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia are attempting to locate relatives of all of our Troopers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. Please contact us at: [email protected] or through our website: http://www.11thcavnam.com

POST-TO-POST HORSE-TO-HORSE AND ONTO FIDDLERS GREEN ALLONS AND AMEN.
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