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1LT John William Abbott

1LT John William Abbott

Birth
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Death 25 May 1969 (aged 23)
Quang Tri, Quang Tri, Vietnam
Burial Granger, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 57083936 · View Source
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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.
LT Abbott is remembered on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at 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


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT John William Abbott (23 Jul 1945–25 May 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57083936, citing Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by GravesScribe (contributor 46481285) .