John Parnella
Specialist Four
C CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
San Francisco, California
June 04, 1943 to April 16, 1966
JOHN PARNELLA is on the Wall at Panel 6E, Line 118

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Photo courtesy of Susan Naples ( Coronado High School Librarian.

John Parnella grew up in Coronado, California attending Sacred Heart School and Coronado High, graduating with the Class of 1961. From April 16th thru the 21st the 1/5th(M), along with the 1/27th Infantry and the 2/27th Infantry, participated in a 2nd Brigade search and destroy operation northeast of Trang Bang. The operation consisted of daytime sweeps and night-time saturation ambushes.

-- Denis McDonough, 09/25/2012

It was during these operations where he died as a result of gunshot wound to the head received in hostile ground action. He is buried in Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno California.

-- The Virtual Wall

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