John Alan BraxtonPrivate First Class
A CO, 1ST BN, 506TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
07 March 1949 - 26 July 1969
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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.
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
It has been a long time since we last saw each other back in July of 1968. I have visited VN many times over the years and always make a point to write in the "visitor comment books" at the different war sites around the country that you and Aleshire were part of Olney El 1962 and Olney High 1966. I would really hope that you would not mind my remembering you in this way. Whenever I visit Ray and Judy (they got married in 1970), I always tell them that at the end of every day when I am in VN, I drink one beer and think about how I would like to be able to buy you a beer. I will never forget my childhood friend.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn his addendum, Mr. Holden refers to SP4 Kenneth Edward Aleshire of C Company, 4/9th Infantry, who received a posthumous Silver Star for the actions which led to his death on 27 February 1968.
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a native Philadelphian & Viet Nam Veteran,
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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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