John Edward ShirakaPrivate First Class
F CO, 2ND BN, 5TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
20 April 1948 - 11 March 1969
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The database page for John Edward Shiraka
John, I never knew you, but every day I say a prayer when I drive or walk by your memorial on Hamilton Street.
The first time I read your memorial and saw that you had been in Viet Nam less than three weeks before you were killed, I actually cried right there. I am so, so sorry that your life had to end so young. I cannot imagine what your family went through.
Please know that there are those of us who still think of you guys after all this time. Even the guys we never knew.
God Bless you and keep you. You are
R E M E M B E R E D
by his comrades-in-arms of
Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines
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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 08/10/2009