JON M YOUNG
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HONORED ON PANEL 48E, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

JON MICHAEL YOUNG

WALL NAME

JON M YOUNG

PANEL / LINE

48E/14

DATE OF BIRTH

05/08/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN LUIS OBISPO

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Luis Obispo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JON MICHAEL YOUNG
POSTED ON 11.8.2016
POSTED BY: Thomas Pasquale

I remember

My brother in arms,
It has taken 48 years for this. I am still not reconciled with Nam or
its' consequences. I received the picture you made of me. It was taken
just before you died, Sent to me by your friends in San Luis Obispo.
I had not known you had taken the picture. It was in your personal
belongings sent to your family. I honor you Jon, in thought and prayer.
I have faith that we shall see each other again in God's peaceful
heaven. I cannot express my thoughts sufficiently in 255 characters,
so I carry thoughts of you daily. Thank you my friend. Thomas
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POSTED ON 11.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 Jon Michael Young, 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 2.26.2011

SP5 Jon M. Young's biography

SP5 Jon M. Young's biography
SP5 Jon M. Young was born in Santa Maria, CA on May 8, 1945. The only child of a doting mother and widow, Jon was taken under the wing of his Uncle Guido Tognazzini who introduced him to hunting and fishing. He was also a member of the San Luis Obispo Rifle Club. Jon attended some grammar school in Massachusetts, but returned to San Luis Obispo where he completed junior and senior high schools, graduating from San Luis Obispo High School in 1965. That same year he joined the army, serving in Mannheim, Germany before being assigned to Vietnam. He began his tour there on January 4, 1968, fighting with the U.S. Army’s Mobile Riverine Forces (MRF) in Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division. By the end of his first month in Vietnam, his unit was engaged in fierce combat during the Tet Offensive, including battles at My Tho and Vinh Long. In the 90 days SP5 Young served with “Riverines,” the MRF achieved its deepest penetrations of the war into the Mekong Delta during search-and-destroy missions of its Viet Cong enemy. SP5 Jon M. Young lost his life on April 4, 1968 when his unit was ambushed after a beach landing along the Ba Lai River. His platoon became pinned down on a muddy river bank by heavy automatic weapons fire during a battle which became known as Crossroads, fought in the Truc Giang District of Kien Hoa Province. Rescue of the trapped soldiers of 3rd platoon with their mud-jammed rifles was futile as heavy fire drove back the support ships and other platoons attempting to reach them. SP5 Young was one of 16 soldiers killed. Another 69 were wounded. He was 22 years-old. He is buried at the San Luis Cemetery in San Luis Obispo, CA.
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POSTED ON 2.7.2011

Jon M. Young obituary

Jon M. Young obituary
San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune Monday April 15, 1968 VITAL STATISTICS Obituaries Jon Michael Young A military funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the IOOF Cemetery for SP5 Jon Michael Young of San Luis Obispo, who was killed in action in Vietnam on April 4. He was 22. The young soldier, a son of Mrs. Alma Young, was born May 8, 1945 in Santa Maria but attended San Luis Obispo junior and senior high schools, graduating in 1965. He entered the army the same year and took his basic training at Fort Polk, La. He served at Mannheim, Germany before going to Vietnam in January. He was a member of the San Luis Obispo Rifle Club. In addition to his mother, surviving is the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Linda Young of Cambridge, Mass. His father, Eldridge Clarke Young, died in 1947. Arrangements are under direction of Sutcliffe Mortuary.
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POSTED ON 2.3.2011

Western Union Telegram

Western Union Telegram
This is the telegram that was delivered to SP5 Jon M. Young's mother after his death in Vietnam.
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