Jack Wolpe
Lance Corporal
United States Marine Corps
Newburgh, New York
January 15, 1942 to August 03, 1967
JACK WOLPE is on the Wall at Panel 24E, Line 75

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Jack Wolpe
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Read a newspaper article about the family history of Jack Wolpe and his interrment at Arlington National Cemetery on September 21, 2001. Jack was the son of Isaac and Celia wolpe, both who had survived Nazi imprisonments in separate death camps. They found each other, and Jack, who they had given to a Christian couple for safekeeping, and made their way to the United States for a new start.

Jack was drawn to the Marines as a way to pay back some of what he saw as his family's debt for freedom and prosperity after thier World War II tragedies. He served two tours during the Vietnam War. The article below shows Jack after graduation from basic training.


Jack Wolpe's notice of death in Vietnam appeared in local newspapers such as Newburgh New York's "The Evening News" during the week of August 14, 1967.


Jack Wolpe remembered in news article about August 1986 High School Class Reunion at Newburgh Free Academy, Newburgh New York.


A recon patrol consisting of First Lieutenant William McBride and 7 men from the 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 3rd Recon Battalion, was inserted into the southern end of the A Shau Valley, Thua Thien Province, at 1300 hours on 01 August 1967. They patrolled for the next 2 days and their report follows:


From HMM-164 operations report:


Those killed in this incident were:

Almost 30 years later the crash site was examined by JTF and human remains were repatriated on 08 June 1994.

On 10 July 2001 the Defense Department announced that individual remains from all four men had been positively identified.

From the Arlington National Cemetery, and memorial pages for Mc Grath and Wolpe, the following was obtained:

On November 9 2001, a Memorial Service at the Ft. Myer Old Chapel was held and interment was in Section 60 off of Bradley Road.

The remains of Thomas Alan Gopp were recently returned to his family and he now rests in honored glory in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. He became the first Missing in Action serviceman to be buried at this National Veterans Cemetery which marked its first anniversary on 19 June 2001.

The remains of John Benedict Nahan III were laid to rest in the Church Cemetery of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Watson Township, Michigan, on Saturday, 18 August 2001.

The remains of James Patrick McGrath were laid to rest with Jack Wolpe at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, November 9, 2001.


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