John Webster FinchSpecialist Four
ADV TEAM 31 (PHU LOI), MACV ADVISORS
Army of the United States
11 September 1945 - 30 June 1965
Arkansas City, Kansas
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The database page for John Webster Finch
I sure do miss you, John. It has been 36 years. Almost twice your lifetime. I love you and miss you but we will meet in Valhalla in time and the warriors in our line will all be there. You and Daddy are there and hopefully I will be the last in our line to be warriors. Our family has paid the dues and my son Joshua and his children should not have to.
I love you,
"When life no longer breathes its sweet contents into me
When my face no longer has the color of life in its cheeks
Cry for me if you must for the grief that you feel
Life is too precious and God is too great to hold sorrow another
Do not cry for me because death is not the end of your life
John, we miss you and think of you often. Your nephew, John, asks about you frequently and I try and remember and tell him all the wonderful things I can remember about you.
Rest in peace. You did your job well.
Nancy and John
A Note from The Virtual WallSP4 John Finch was assigned to Advisory Team 31 in Phu Loi. He had been in country a only couple of weeks when his road convoy was ambushed. The ARVNs and the advisors left the vehicles and set up a defensive position. With the position about to be overrun, SP4 Finch left his position to return to the jeep and destroy the radio and logs. He was fatally wounded by automatic weapons fire.
SP4 Finch was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V" for his actions in the engagement.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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