John William Hulme

Second Lieutenant
United States Marine Corps
04 August 1946 - 30 June 1969
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Panel 21W Line 038


Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for John William Hulme

23 Jun 2002

Eternal Father, grant, we pray,
To all Marines, both night and day,
The courage, honor, strength, and skill
Their Land to serve, thy law fulfill;
Be thou the shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps.
From the Navy Hymn
("Eternal Father")


by the men of the
11th Engineer Battalion

A memorial initiated by his comrade-in-arms,
John J Huhn
15 Jun 2005

I just watched your son's documentary and you should be proud. He has captured the essence of a family that loves, experiences tragedy, ultimately heals and survives. It is emotional, sensitive and helps people remember what is important in life. It really is a gift of life.

Your influence as a husband, father and son have obviously lasted long beyond your 24 years.

Best Wishes from
Grace and Paige's Dad
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05 Dec 2005

I just watched the HBO documentary that your son made. What a loving and beautiful tribute to his father. It was so heartwarming and emotional to watch. Very moving. I'm so glad I watched it. I usually can't watch movies or documentaries about Vietnam - it's very hard to watch. But I am so glad I watched the documentary because it gave me a better view of what families went through.

Your father is watching you with a proud and loving eye for what you did for your mother by making this documentary.

God Bless


27 May 2006

As a young American preparing to serve in the Armed Forces in the near future, the HBO film has given me perhaps the most sound, realistic, and heartfelt understanding of the wartime experience from a family perspective. I can only hope that should I not come home, my honor will suffice up to half of this great man's.

Tony Biddle

04 Jun 2006

I just watched the documentary. Very touching. Best wishes and good luck!

Sean Fruth

17 Dec 2006

Watching the documentary about your early life was very emotional for me ... Although I lost my father when I was 17 ... My heart goes out to your loss of not having the opportunity to watch your son grow up and enjoying the love for your wife ...

The documentary made by your son in honor of you is magnificent ... Anyone would be proud to have a son like yours ...


A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 11th Engineers' Command Chronology for June 1969 includes the following entry:
"Work at VCB [Vandergriff Combat Base] was hindered due to undetermined number of rockets in the 11th Engr Bn Area. In the incident 11th Engr Bn suffered 1 KIA, 4 WIA (evacuated) and 1 M-51 truck was damaged."

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his comrades-in-arms,
John J Huhn

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 23 Jun 2002
Last updated 02/13/2007