JOHN B THORNTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

JOHN BRUCE THORNTON

WALL NAME

JOHN B THORNTON

PANEL / LINE

39W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

03/08/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SALT LAKE CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Salt Lake County

STATE

UT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

HM3

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN BRUCE THORNTON
POSTED ON 2.9.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Remember to 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...
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POSTED ON 7.30.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PO3C John Thornton, Thank you for your service as a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class with the 5th Marines, Semper Fi. Thank you for the lives you saved. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is another summer. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it still needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 74th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fi, Doc
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POSTED ON 7.19.2017

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

Operation Henderson Hill was a search and clear operation conducted in Quang Nam Province (I Corps), RVN, by the 5th Marines as a follow-up to Operation Mameluke Thrust. On November 3, 1968, during operations against the NVA’s 1st Battalion, 36th Regiment, elements of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines were moving forward for an assault upon NVA positions near Thon Bon when a Marine F-4 Phantom II fighter/bomber accidently released its bombs on the Marine’s location. Seven Americans were killed in the incident and several others were wounded. The lost Marines included LCPL Joseph E. Davis Jr., PFC Larry D. DuBose, CPL Michael J. Foy, CPL Matthew A. Ruden, PFC John F. Schrom, HM3 John B. Thorton, and LCPL Thomas E. Welch. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “U.S. JET HITS OWN FORCES; 6 ARE KILLED.” Chicago Tribune, November 4, 1968]
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POSTED ON 11.3.2014
POSTED BY: A Wounded Marine, Vietnam

Semper Fi, Doc.

Thank you for your devotion to our Country and to your Marines.
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