JOHN D STRATE
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HONORED ON PANEL 48W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

JOHN DELBERT STRATE

WALL NAME

JOHN D STRATE

PANEL / LINE

48W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

11/29/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/16/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ALDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Erie County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN DELBERT STRATE
POSTED ON 8.7.2014
POSTED BY: LARRY B MCMILLIN

I did not know that day would be the LAST time I would see you.

John and I served in B Co2/12 CAV 1ST CAV DIV in 1968 IN I CORP
I the spring of 1968 in the ASHAU Valley. John was our M60 machine Gunner I was his assistant Gunner. John was my mentor in the ways
of the WAR.He was one of the good guys.He was killed on a night
ambush to stop rice carrying partys. The same night I left to be a
Doorgunner on a Huey. I found out about John death two weeks later
when my helicopter unit picked up old infantry unit and the guys told me
about john.He has been missed by me and his family for al long long time. THANK YOU JOHN FOR YOUR SERVICE FOR THE USA
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 John Delbert Strate, 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 9.21.2012

I served with you

John and I were in the same squad and I was there the night he was killed. I hope he's in a better place.

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POSTED ON 10.5.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Keokuk National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2006
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 heroes 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 heroes 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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