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Lieut John William Abbott
Birth: Jul. 23, 1945
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 25, 1969
Quang Tri, Vietnam

1LT 02, Infantry Officer. KIA. Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III MAF (Marine Amhibious Force), United States Marine Corps. Killed as the result of NVA mortar rounds hitting a Marines 88mm mortar ammo dump in a defensive location near Cam Lo, Quang Tri Province, which caused explosions and fires. Killed in the same action or later dying of wounds suffered in that action were: PVT Monek Weitz (1950-1969), Roxbury, Massachusetts; 2LT Timothy M. O'Neill (1945-1969), St. Louis, Missouri; CPL Gary D. Carter (1949-1969), Tyler, Texas; CPL Daniel L. Pucci (1947-1969), Berrea, Ohio; CPL Jan Rauschkolb (1946-1969), Denver, Colorado; CPL William F. Skaggs (1950-1969), St Paul, Minnesota; LCP Paul A. Graff (1949-1969), Sunnyvale, California; LCPL Michael A. Powell (1949-1969), Atlanta, Georgia; PFC Jimmy K. Church (1948-1969), Columbus, Ohio; PFC Keith A. Kahstorf, Britt, Iowa; PFC Edward T. O'Donovan, Chicago, Illinois; PFC Jim J. Walaters, Sioux Citey, Iowa; PFC LeRoy C. Williams, Jacsonville, Florida, and, LCPL John Winters, Clark, New Jersey.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 24W, Line 100.
1LT Abbott was featured in the June 27, 1969 LIFE magazine cover story entitled "The Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll." 
 
Inscription:
JOHN WILLIAM ABBOTT
INDIANA
1st LT CO C 3 MAR 3 MAR DIV
JULY 23 1945 MAY 25 1969
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park
Granger
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 15, 2010
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Lieut John William Abbott
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Lieut John William Abbott
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