Jack Bernard Young

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class
United States Navy
03 October 1930 - 11 March 1969
Clendenin, West Virginia
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Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Navy Good Conduct, National Defense, Korean Service, Vietnam Service, UN Service, RoK Service, RVN Vietnam Campaign

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30 Mar 2003

My wonderful father, whom I don't remember, gave his all on March 11, 1969 ... I was 2 years old. He had already served his country in the Korean War on the USS Missouri, but he VOLUNTEERED to go to Vietnam with a detachment of Marines in November 1968. He was a talented guitar player, singer ... and loved his wife and 4 children (with me being his baby by 10 years ... a "gift from God" as they said). He had lied about his age to enlist early at the age of 17, so he was a "lifer". He once saved a fellow shipmate when a boiler broke, and my dad, in his underwear in the middle of the night, went in and saved his shipmate from being fatally burned ... he received a commendation from their commanding officer. My father will ALWAYS be my hero, though I will always miss never having a single memory of him. I love you, Daddy!

Patty Abel

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Mar 2003
Last updated 08/10/2009