John Anthony SorrentiHospital Corpsman 3rd Class
MIKE CO, 3RD BN, 26TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Navy
28 December 1948 - 04 March 1969
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You were a trusted friend who I only first met in January 1969.
Your selfless act of coming out of the relative safety of that fighting hole we dug together only hours before the attack to come to my assistance is doubtless the reason that I am here today and you are not.
I spoke to your mother about that night and the days leading up to the morning of 4 March 1969, the day your soul was taken from us. Although saddened by our discussion, she seemed relieved to learn more about the circumstances surrounding your departure from us. She loved you dearly and was extremely proud of you.
You were instrumental in saving countless lives by rendering life-giving first aid to the wounded for your short period of time in-country, not to mention the words of encouragement you offered to the wounded even to those you knew would likely not make it.
Jack, you were the best! One can only imagine what this world might have been like had you not been taken away at such an early age.
Your buddy and protege, Jim Wido
"You guys are the Marine's doctors -
There's none better in the business than a Navy Corpsman ..."
-- Lieutenant General "Chesty" Puller --
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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