Carmack, John Edward, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
Service Years
1966 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Specialist 4



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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kankakee
Last Address
Monroe

Casualty Date
May 12, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Duong
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery - Monroe, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19E 092

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1967, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 542
Tribute to John Carmack from John Dollar... posted by IN Dollard, John C, SGT 34
Tribute from 3/4 Cav Association posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 224
 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1966-1967, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1966-1967, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 18, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
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Hymn to the Fallen performed by the 451st Army Band.
 
   
Comments/Citation
Monroe Man Killed In Vietnam Fight

"I'm over here for a purpose to keep Communism from spreading. If we weren't here they'd just keep coming and coming."

These were the words of Specialist 4th John F. Carmack in a letter to his wife just weeks before he was killed by enemy small arms fire Thursday near the Cambodian border in Vietnam.

"I wrote him telling him I didn't understand the war, and that I missed him," his tearful wife Rebecca said, "but he wrote back and balled me out for questioning the war which he so strongly believed in."

Residing at 211 80th St. in Monroe, Carmack and his young wife have a year old daughter, Tammy Ann.

Carmack enlisted in the Army the summer of 1966 and had been in Vietnam since October. During that time he had been wounded twice and received the Army's Purple Heart.

Taking part in fighting in the Mekong Delta and in recent action near the Cambodian Border. Carmack's wife said her 22 year old husband never complained about the situation.

Born in Kankakee, ILL and living most of his life in Monroe.

Carmack was a graduate of Chamberlin Hunt Military Academy in Mississippi.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday but will be under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Monroe.

Other survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jack Carmack of 506 Lakeshore Dr. Monroe and two brothers, Scott Carmack and Chris Carmack, both of Monroe.
 
DOB 13 Dec 1944 Kankakee, ILL
KIA Bihn Duong, Vietnam/ Gun Small arms

John Edward Carmack, was proceeded in death by his Brother, Malcom, he is survived by his Mother, Fairy Jane Carmack, his Father, Jack Carmack, two Brothers, Scott and Chris Carmack. Information from his Niece, Julie Carmack  amber@boyou.com
SN: RA 18722044
SSN: 436-70-2786 Louisianna (1963)
Religion: Methodist (also Evangelical United Bretren)

 
   
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