John Lewis KotoraSergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 22ND INF RGT, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
17 December 1948 - 03 May 1970
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John Kotora and I served together in Company C 1/22 Infantry, 4th Infantry division.
When John was shot, he had to walk a fairly long distance to reach the LZ where he was dusted off. He made that walk with very little difficulty and I spoke to him just before the helicopter arrived. He seemed strong and alert. I had no doubt that John was going to be okay. He was a strong guy and had a real positive attitude and looked like he would be alright. Later, I found out he did not survive.
I give thanks for the short time we shared together. I remember you as the good soldier and great person that you were. I remember your sense of humor and your laugh and smile. I won't forget you.
A memorial from his friend and fellow soldier,
The 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry, was the one of the longest-serving unit ground units in Vietnam, operating in-country from 1966 until withdrawal in 1972.
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Another who remembers,
Mary A. Tindall
Army Nurse Corps,
3rd Field Hospital,
From a comrade in arms,
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a friend and fellow soldier,
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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
Last updated 11/27/2003