JOHN C WELLS
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HONORED ON PANEL 45E, LINE 61 OF THE WALL

JOHN CURTIS WELLS

WALL NAME

JOHN C WELLS

PANEL / LINE

45E/61

DATE OF BIRTH

07/30/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR II

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/22/1968

HOME OF RECORD

DEARBORN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN CURTIS WELLS
POSTED ON 10.9.2014
POSTED BY: Jan Nickerson

Possible finding od personal property

Is it possible he owned a lighter with name "Johnny Wells" on it?

See my FB page if yu think he might have owned one. Pic is there.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 John Curtis Wells, 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 1.7.2014
POSTED BY: Robert Curtis Hughes, MD

My First Cousin

Johnny was the oldest of 13 first cousins on my mother's side of the family (Wells). He loved what he did with his fellow soldiers in Vietnam, and when he was home on leave, he was still with them in Vietnam. Johnny was an athlete, loyal soldier, and patriot. At his funeral, a General presided stating he could not remember a soldier receiving 3 bronze stars in one protracted battle.
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POSTED ON 12.3.2011

Always remembered

Always remembered
John C. Wells
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POSTED ON 6.1.2011
POSTED BY: Edsel Ford High School - Dearborn's Vietnam

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        John Curtis Wells was born in 1948 to Curtis Wells and Mary Keeney. John had 1 brother, 2 half siblings and 3 step siblings. The family lived in east Dearborn, and John attended Thayer, McDonald, and Lowrey schools before attending Fordson High School.

       

       John enjoyed sports a great deal, and was very active in swimming. He often spent time at the Civic Center and at Dearborn's city pools and parks. The family was very close to their neighbors. After high school, John wanted to be a state police officer.



      John enlisted in the Army in 1965. After completing Basic Training at Fort Knox, John went to Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, and Fort Campbell. John was a Green Beret, and was a trained parachutist. John was proud to serve his country, and swore to do his duty to the best of his ability. John served three tours in Vietnam with the Green Berets. One of his duties as an indigenous team advisor was evacuating Vietnamese civilians.



      On March 11, 1968, John was wounded in a mortar attack. He succumbed to his wounds on March 22, 1968. He was 19 years old. He is buried at Cadillac Memorial Gardens in Westland.



      For his actions in Vietnam, Spc. John Wells was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. His Silver Star citation reas in part, "Specialist Wells distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions," and "he demonstrated fearless and professional leadership." By all accounts, Spc. John Wells was an extraordinarily brave soldier and proud American.

 
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