John Murl McDaidSergeant
C CO, 1ST BN, 50TH INFANTRY, 1 FIELD FORCE
Army of the United States
16 March 1949 - 19 January 1970
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The database page for John Murl McDaid
John and I attended the same one-room country schoolhouse until 1960 - Sowers School, the same one-room country schoolhouse my dad, his brother, and their dad, attended - when, in 1960 all the country shoolhouses were annexed into the city of Ithaca Public Schools.
In the photo taken while John was in Vietnam he looks so tired, so weary ... just as everyone else felt and was ...
Halfway through his tour, on his 179th day in-country, John stepped on a land mine. He came home having lost all on earth but with heaven gained.
"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Jul 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009