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PFC John Charles Peel
Birth: Jan. 24, 1946
Bradford
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1967
Quang Nam, Vietnam



Last Known Activity
On September 17th, 1967 Corpsman Twehous and PFC John Peel (an FO with Echo 2/11) ran forward to pull a wounded Marine from a stream during an operation south west of Hoi An. Both Corpsman Twehous and PCF John Peel died from wounds received while rescuing another on that hot cloudless day.
Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel co-ords 26E 085
In Memory of
Private First Class John Charles Peel

Let us not forget Private First Class John Charles Peel, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Peel served our country until September 17th, 1967 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. John died from small arms fire/grenade. His body was recovered. John was born on January 24th, 1946 in Bradford, Massachusetts.

PFC Peel is on panel 26E, line 085 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

John grew up in Bradford, MA. As a kid, he played bass guitar in a band with some of his friends. He was popular and well liked by everyone.

John was killed in Vietnam in the province of Quang Nam. He died in the arms of one of his fellow soldiers who, thankfully survived the war.

PFC John Charles Peel was added to the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Green Hill Park, Worcester (MA), dedicated on June 9, 2002. The Memorial honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War, as well as honoring the service of all those who answered their country's call during those difficult years.

John's name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., it is found on Panel 26E, Row 85.
John's name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., it is found on Panel 26E, Row 85. See his photo's for a picture of his name, as well as Gene Twehous'. Their names are together on the wall.
John also has a life-long friend, Michael Carnevale, who is dedicated to keeping John's memory alive. This young Marine was obviously an amazing person. So many people still care for him.
Let us not forget Private First Class John Charles Peel, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Peel served our country until September 17th, 1967 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. John died from small arms fire/grenade. His body was recovered. John was born on January 24th, 1946 in Bradford, Massachusetts





 
 
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 Parents:
  Dennison K. Peel (1917 - 1986)
  Ruth F. Peel (1921 - 1985)
 
 Sibling:
  John Charles Peel (1946 - 1967)
  Norman V. Peel (1951 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Died in Vietnam Action"
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Bradford
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Michael Carnevale
Record added: May 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26678698
PFC John Charles Peel
Added by: Michael Carnevale
 
PFC John Charles Peel
Added by: Sel Wong
 
PFC John Charles Peel
Added by: Michael Carnevale
 
 
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- Cindy Flowers
 Added: Jun. 1, 2015
Johnny I remember us going to a wrestling match and the shifting linkage on that old Ford truck came apart. There were a couple rusty nails in the bed and you fixed it and we were on our way. The scariest thing I did with you was towing you on the For...(Read more)
- Bob
 Added: Mar. 25, 2015

- Michael Carnevale
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
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