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John Anthony Halladay

Private First Class, U.S. Army

E Company
5th Battalion
7th Cavalry Regiment
1st Air Cavalry Division

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Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: September 14, 1969
Buried at: 
Awards: Purple Heart


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JOHN ANTHONY HALLADAY was born on August 24, 1946, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Halladay. His family lived at 3 West Cedar Avenue in Merchantville, NJ. He had four sisters, Mary Ann, Susan, Shirley and Helen. John was a 1964 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, NJ. He continued his education at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, where he played varsity basketball, graduating in 1968. He majored in biology and wished to become a teacher.

John A. Halladay was inducted into the United States Army on September 25, 1968 and arrived in Vietnam on July 4, 1969. Halladay was assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Division operating about 100 miles northwest of Saigon. He attained the rank of Private First Class.

Private First Class Halladay was killed in action on September 14, 1969 in Phuoc Long province, South Vietnam.


John A. Halladay
is honored on Panel 18W Line 82 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


MESSAGES LEFT ON THEWALL-USA


** Note that some of these messages are from years ago
and their contact information may not be good anymore **

Jack was my radioman

Jack was a great guy. He was my squad radioman. I loaned him to Lt. Thomas that week in September because the platoon rto was on R&R. He didn't want to go at first but then got to liking it because he didn't have to pull guard duty at night. He thought that was a hoot. He and Lt. Thomas gave me the thumbs up as they pulled out on that recon mission. I've always wondered if things would have been different if I hadn't sent Jack to the lieutenant. He was a great soldier and a good friend. His loss was terrible for all of us.

Walt Rowsey
wrowsey@erinet.com
Wilmington ,Ohio
Saturday, October 16, 1997

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I was just one of the students of LVC who was also in Bio classes with Jack and Cliff. The war seemed so far away, yet so near and we were so young and so frightingly aware of what was going on. Today is Memorial Day. My husband served too, but he came home. I still ache for Jack and the years of life he missed.

Judy Tanger
jujuchacha@comcast.net
friend
Sewell N.J.
May 28, 2007


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