JOHN T WEST
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 117 OF THE WALL

JOHN THOMAS WEST

WALL NAME

JOHN T WEST

PANEL / LINE

15W/117

DATE OF BIRTH

07/26/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/02/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BALTIMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Baltimore City

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN THOMAS WEST
POSTED ON 7.21.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 79th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

POW-MIA...Never Forget

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.11.2020
POSTED BY: Dobb Mayo

MIA Bracelet

I was given Capt West's MIA bracelet on the campus of Notre Dame in the early 1970s. I was 7 years old roaming the halls as Dad taught a class. Every time I make it to DC I visit the wall and make a rubbing. One time in the late 1990s as I was finishing my rubbing, a lady asked if I knew him. It was his widow. We talked. She filled me in on his story. I offered my bracelet to her and she declined.
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POSTED ON 9.12.2020
POSTED BY: David Lang

I was Johns roommate at Cam Rahn

I was assigned to Cam Rahn from 1968 to 1969 as the squadron aircraft maintenance officer and was his roommate until he transferred back to the states for upgrade in the F4 front seat.
I remember him for his fine character, mild manners and love of life. He was the type of person who would have been a success in any task he pursued.
Lt Col David Lang (retired)
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POSTED ON 2.24.2020
POSTED BY: Dylan Brothers

I wish I could have met you

I wish my dad could have too. I'm sorry they took you from us.
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POSTED ON 3.30.2019
POSTED BY: Mary Laraine “Larry” Young Hines

Remembering John T West

John’s wife, Donna Solle, was a Red Cross “Donut Dolly” in Vietnam with me in 1968-69. I met John at Cam Ranh AFB when he was an F-4 pilot with the 558th. Such a handsome, kind, and energetic gentleman. I wore his MIA bracelet then and also now because of my friendships with Donna and John. Such an terrible tragedy— and Donna also left this World far too soon. Rest In Peace together. You will never be forgotten.



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