Priest, John Henry, Jr., SGT

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Last Rank
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Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
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Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 94B10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/HHT
Service Years
1967 - 1969


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South Carolina
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Casualty Date
Jun 19, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenville Memorial Gardens - Piedmont, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22W 093

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  Tributes from Others: Aug 27, 2015  

Posted on 5/10/16 - by jennifer sawyer rhodes
i got up and sat with john the morning he left on the military bus to enter the army..he was a neighbor and high school friend..he will be never be forgotton..but remembered as a great friend
Remembering An American Hero
Posted on 4/11/16 - by Curt Carter
Dear SGT John Henry Priest Jr, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, Sir
Curt Carter

manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!

Jun 19, 2008
MSgt Roy Woods, USAF (Retired)
Comrade in Arms
674 Atwood Drive
D'Iberville, MS 39540 USA
It is the soldier like Sgt. John Henry Priest, Jr., not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
Saturday, August 23, 2003
We Remember
John is buried at Greenville Memorial Gardens, Greenville,SC. BSM PH
Posted by: Robert Sage

Thursday, June 23, 2011

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
I remember John as a fun loving guy who would always take the time to help you, no matter what. The world is a bit sadder without him and for those of us who knew him we will always hold his memory dear to our hearts.
Relationship: Friend
Monday, November 15, 1999

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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Feb 10, 2018
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