JON F WARMBRODT
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HONORED ON PANEL 34W, LINE 80 OF THE WALL

JON FREDERICK WARMBRODT

WALL NAME

JON F WARMBRODT

PANEL / LINE

34W/80

DATE OF BIRTH

04/02/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SANTA MONICA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JON FREDERICK WARMBRODT
POSTED ON 4.2.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Second Lieutenant Jon Frederick Warmbrodt, Served with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2018
POSTED BY: Lou Novak

The Quiet Selfless Warrior

Kindness, moral courage, selfless devotion to duty, high intelligence, humility, and genuine concern for others are not highly visible traits, but they are what made Jon Frederick Warmbrodt great. Blessed to spend several months with Jon at Camp Pendleton waiting to go to Quantico, I got to know Jon during our many quiet conversations about doing what we knew in our hearts was right. Jon could not stand the oppression of the South Vietnamese people and sacrificed his life for what he believed in. Jon was everything every Marine hopes to live up to: Honor, Courage and Commitment... and he did it quietly and selflessly with his actions, not just his words.
I miss you, Jon!
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Alan Shirek

I Honor Your Service to Our Country

I remember you every Memorial Day and many times in between. Your memory will live with me forever.
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POSTED ON 1.25.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Jon F. Warmbrodt
Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Santa Monica California
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Jon F. Warmbrodt (MCSN: 0-107564), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company L, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 25 January 1969, elements of Company L were operating in Quang Ngai Province when the Marines moved into an enemy minefield. Observing that the unit had sustained several casualties in the initial explosions, Second Lieutenant Warmbrodt fearlessly rushed across the hazardous minefield to assist the wounded men. Realizing the necessity for removing the injured as soon as possible, he immediately requested medical evacuation aircraft and commenced directing corpsmen to treat the more seriously wounded. Prior to the arrival of the evacuation aircraft, he established a landing zone and, disregarding the dangers involved, personally cleared a path to it, enabling the safe extraction of the seriously injured. Concerned with the safe removal of the remainder of his men from the minefield, he was directing a tank in clearing a path from the hazardous area when he was mortally wounded by the detonation of an enemy explosive device. By his courage, sincere concern for his fellowmen and selfless devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Warmbrodt inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: 25-Jan-69

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company L

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 26th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade
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POSTED ON 10.12.2017
POSTED BY: Neal Swanson MD

A true patriot

Jon was the only son of Fred and Alvern Warmbrod. His mother was my daytime mother while my mother was working. I spent most weekdays for three years in their home. Jon was born with a club foot deformity which made it difficult to enlist in the Marines. He so loved his country that he persisted and was finally accepted as a Marine. Jon was very bright and fun loving. I am watching the series on PBS about Vietnam and still grieve the loss of Jon and another childhood friend, Stephan Coalson. I pray that someday I'll be re-united with Jon in Heaven.
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