|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1946|
|Death: ||Oct. 13, 2011|
John R. Okopinski Born in Milwaukee, WI on Mar. 30, 1946 Passed away Oct. 13, 2011 and resided in Milwaukee, WI. Visitation: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 Memorial Service: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. John R. Okopinski, John passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at the age of 65. Best friend and loving husband of Lynn for 43 years. Devoted dad of Patrick. Dear brother-in-law of Sal and Dennis. He is also survived by David, nieces, and nephews. John was the proud proprietor of the Falcon Bowl. He also served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, from 4:00 PM until Memorial Service at 7:30 PM at OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE, St. Casimir Site, 2600 N. Bremen St. Lynn and Patrick would like to thank all their dear friends at the Falcon Bowl for their love and support.
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John was in Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, from 1966 thru 1967. He was the TD-15 bulldozer driver, he dug the holes for the trucks and company tents below ground level. Because of the holes he dug, we Marines survived the first artillery battle with the North Vietnamese Regular Army at Gio Linh, DMZ Vietnam 1967. John was in many operations, clearing firing areas around our camp, and He made the walls around the guns. John was always the target for snipers, but he did not let them stop him from doing his job. Charlie Battery was six 105 howitzer guns pulled by trucks. John was well liked by his brother marines and a close friend of mine, we stayed in touch for years after Vietnam, He will be greatly missed.
Semper Fi Brother John until we meet again.
Sgt. Ed Elstan of Charlie Battery Motor Pool
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
Record added: Sep 08, 2013
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