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 10.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear HM3 John Bruce Thornton, 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 12.27.2012

His Burial Location Correction

Redwood Memorial Cemetery


Taylorsville


Salt Lake County


Utah, USA


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POSTED ON 2.14.2012
POSTED BY: Jim and Tom Reece and Rosa King

Salute to a Fellow Veteran

You gave your life for your country and for this we Salute You.
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POSTED ON 6.12.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Redwood Memorial Estates in Bennion, UT. PH
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POSTED ON 8.19.2006
POSTED BY: HMCM John Bruneel, U.S.N. Retired

I'm the One Called

Rest in Peace "Doc"



"I'm the One Called "Doc…"


I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
So the next time you see a corpsman
and you think of calling him "squid",
Think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
And if you ever have to go out there
and your life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you…
I'm the one called "Doc".


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC)USN
Copyright 1975

"Permission to reprint granted
by the author/copyright owner".
(Permission for both poem & graphic)
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