John Southall 

CPL - E4 - United States Marine Corps
22 Years Old
Wamego, Kansas
February 9, 1946 to June 16, 1968

 

Wamego Times, 1968

John G. Southall, 22, who had been serving in Vietnam, died of injuries received
in a jeep accident in the vicinity of Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam.
John, who was a corporal, was born at Hammersmith, London, England,
February 9, 1946, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Southall, 614 Walnut, Wamego.
A sister, Mrs. Bill Moore, resided at 905 Ash.

He graduated at Wamego High School and attended KSTC,
(Kansas Teachers College), Emporia.  He participated in football, basketball
and baseball.  John was a member of The Young Republican Club for Senator Pearson.

He enlisted in the U.S. Marines, February 1, 1966 and arrived in
Vietnam September 14, 1967.

John was a member of the first resupply convoy to go from Dong Ha to Khe Sanh
after the siege was lifted from Khe Sanh.

John was wounded in action and had received a Purple Heart medal.  He recently
had written a letter to the Wamego Times urging readers to send needed
items to people of Vietnam.

John came to this country from England in 1959.

 

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