JOHN ABBOTT
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HONORED ON PANEL 6E, LINE 124 OF THE WALL

JOHN ABBOTT

WALL NAME

JOHN ABBOTT

PANEL / LINE

6E/124

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1927

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/20/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SAN DIEGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Diego County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ABBOTT
POSTED ON 3.20.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

Thank you for your service to our country

"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt, "Citizen in a Republic", April 23, 1910
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POSTED ON 4.20.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Prisoner of War Medal Award

John Abbott

John Abbott was listed as Missing in Action after a mission on April 20, 1966. He was reportedly held as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam and died in captivity on or about April 27. His remains were recovered and returned on March 13, 1974.

CITATION:
Commander John Abbott, United States Navy, was held as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from April 20, 1966 until his death in captivity on or about April 27, 1966.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/27712
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POSTED ON 4.20.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award(s)

Captain John Abbott was awarded multiple Distinguished Flying Cross Awards for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while serving as a Pilot during the Korean War and Vietnam War.

A citation relative to an award during the Vietnam War:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Commander John Abbott, United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Division Leader and Pilot of an attack aircraft attached to Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (VA-113), in U.S.S. KITTY HAWK (CVA-63), in operations against a vital bridge in North Vietnam on 20 April 1966. His gallant and untiring devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
See https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/69/JOHN-ABBOTT/


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POSTED ON 4.20.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award(s)

Captain John Abbott was awarded multiple Distinguished Flying Cross Awards for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while serving as a Pilot during the Korean War and Vietnam War.
A citation relative to an award during the Korean War:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade John Abbott, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement and distinguished leadership while participating in aerial flight as pilot of a fighter aircraft attached to Fighter Squadron FIFTY-THREE (VF-53), based on board the U.S.S. ESSEX (CV-9), during attacks against enemy forces over hostile North Korean territory on 15 January 1952. As Division Leader of a flak-suppression element escorting attack bombers on a strike mission against an important and heavily defended rail and supply center near Yangdok, North Korea, Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Abbott preceded the attack bombers into the target area and with utter disregard for his own personal safety and in the face of extremely intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire, led his team in repeated bombing and strafing attacks against these anti-aircraft gun positions which were concealed in treacherous mountain terrain. His aggressiveness, courageous leadership and outstanding airmanship enabled his division to suppress the flak so thoroughly that no damage was sustained by the attack bomber elements during their attacks. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Abbott personally destroyed three heavy gun positions and silenced several others. His gallant and untiring devotion to duty was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/27712
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POSTED ON 5.25.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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