John Edward AddisonLance Corporal
F CO, 2ND BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
03 November 1948 - 27 December 1967
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The database page for John Edward Addison
The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
"Addison was drawn to the Marine Corps and told family and friends he was considering a military career when he dropped out of Thomas Edison High School in 1965 at the age of 17. The rifleman-gunner was assigned to Company F of the 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He died two days after Christmas 1967 at the Station Hospital at Da Nang, Viet Nam, of wounds he sustained in the hamlet of Phu Bai, Quang Tri Province. The 19-year-old lance corporal was survived by his parents, a brother and sister."
SEMPER FIDELIS, MARINE!
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
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a native Philadelphian and fellow Marine,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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