JOHN C TOWLE
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

JOHN CLINE TOWLE

WALL NAME

JOHN C TOWLE

PANEL / LINE

11W/39

DATE OF BIRTH

01/09/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/22/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HARRISBURG

COUNTY OF RECORD

Saline County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN CLINE TOWLE
POSTED ON 8.11.2021
POSTED BY: Heather

Thank you

In 1991, I found a bracelet with your name on it. Not knowing how to return it to the owner, I decided to take up the mantle. I wore it for years until it broke. It is nice to put a face to the name. You look like someone I would be friends with. Thank you for your service. I plan to go honor you at your gravesite.
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POSTED ON 6.1.2021
POSTED BY: Casi Mahlberg

John C Towle

I see so many of us strangers who loved John, remembering him on Memorial Day, this is our story,,, Capt John Towle he died in Vietnam he was listed MIA, I never met him but I wore his bracelet for 35 yrs, I found his family thanks to the internet, and they wanted me to keep it, told me his life story, I keep his picture next to my bed, when they located remains the family included me in the process & waiting, they were his, at least now he is at rest and no longer MIA....
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POSTED ON 4.2.2021
POSTED BY: Liz McCormick

MIA bracelet

I, too, purchased a bracelet, in high school, during the 1970s. I never removed that bracelet until our troops came home. I have shared it with my grandchildren, do that when I’m gone, they will know how much it meant to me.

I learned about what happened to John, back in the early 1990s when internet was growing, and the public could access the Library of Congress. A few years ago, I was planning to send the memorial etching and bracelet to his family; however, someone recommended I wait—the family had just learned that his death was confirmed.

I was so honored to be a part of such a bigger thing back in the 70s.

Wherever you are, thank you, John, for your service.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2020
POSTED BY: Tom Michael

Thank you

Dear Captain , glancing through I noticed we shared the same birthday. I was born on the day you turned 20. I too am an Illinoisan, Decatur, about 180 miles from Harrisburg. I have 2 brothers who were Air Force officers, I was an enlisted grunt, serving only in peacetime. I sacrificed only time. Not only did you give time but you gave your life for the country I love. Thank you Capt. Rest eternally where there is no war. You deserve nothing less.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2020
POSTED BY: Carole Wells

An honor

As a young student nurse, I wore a POW/MIA bracelet with his name on it. I have thought of him often through the years. I came across the bracelet a few days ago, and decided to try to find out what happened to him. It was an honor to wear his name.
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