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

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JON FREDERICK WARMBRODT
POSTED ON 11.19.2013
POSTED BY: Robert L Nelson

Remembering Our Own

Jon Frederick Warmbrodt
He went to war wearing a uniform that had belonged to
the chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Jon Frederick Warmbrodt was born on April 2, 1946, to
Mr. and Mrs. Godfried J. Warmbrodt. Information regarding
his family and early life is not available; however, it is believed
that he spent a portion of his formative years in Santa Monica,
California. Following high school, Warmbrodt enrolled in
the University of California in Santa Cruz with the Pioneer
Class and graduated from Cowell College in 1968.
While an undergraduate, he became a friend of UCSC
Chancellor Dean McHenry, who in a 1987 interview,
recalled his former student:
He [Jon] joined the Marines, went through boot camp,
and despite a slight physical disability, a kind of club foot, a
slightly club foot, he managed to get an exemption and went
to Quantico [Virginia Marine Corps Training Center], and
graduated a second lieutenant, [through] platoon leader’s
class. He was here Thanksgiving and visited with us [and]
we took him out to dinner one night… [Before being shipped
to Vietnam] He came by and picked up my last set of Marine
uniforms; we’re the same size.
Lt. Jon Warmbrodt entered the service from Santa
Monica, California and after completing the USMC platoon
leader school, received orders to Southeast Asia. Jon arrived
in Vietnam on December 3, 1968, and was assigned to L
Company, 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines serving in Quang
Ngai province. When he joined his company, it was participating
in Operation Bold Mariner, a sector sweep to
locate enemy troops, equipment caches and to clear booby trapped
tunnels.
In January Second Lieutenant Jon Frederick Warmbrodt
led his platoon into one final operation. For his leadership
in that action he was posthumously awarded a Silver Star
with a commendation that stated:
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.
His body was returned to California and following a
military funeral, was interred in Fort Rosecrans National
Cemetery in San Diego.
Source
Remembering our Own
The Santa Cruz County Military Roll of Honor 1861-2010
By Robert L Nelson
The Museum of Art & History @ The McPherson Center
2010
Page 228
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POSTED ON 1.25.2012
POSTED BY: A Marine

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Sir.
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POSTED ON 8.30.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Ft Rosecrans Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 8.9.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you Lieutenant Warmbrodt

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Jon Frederick Warmbrodt, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you Lieutenant J.F. Warmbrodt, for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 10.29.2002
POSTED BY: M. Leavitt

How I found out.

I was in a garrison unit down in Nha Trang, and got mail from home. My mother told me what happened, and sent Newspaper clippings. We went in school together from Kindergarten thorugh 12th grade, and graduated together. He was brilliant, and a great loss not only to his family and friends, but to the state, the country, and probably the world.
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