John Robert Urban

Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
07 October 1934 - 09 February 1965
Helena, Montana
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Army Aviator

DFC, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for John Robert Urban

29 May 2006

The Bivouac of the Dead,
by Theodore O'Hara

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And Glory guards, with solemn round,
The bivouac of the dead.

He was a great father, a devoted husband and a loyal American.

He taught me courage, integrity and respect most of all. He had a wife and three daughters when he left us.

Because of the Military we traveled a lot.

He taught me how to tell the make of the passing cars by the front grill.

This was a lot of fun and I became very good at it.
To this day I still play the game with my kids.

From his daughter,
Lesly Adele (Urban) Mahnke

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Although the coding on Warrant Officer Urban's casualty record implies that he died in a helicopter crash, he did not. He was hit by ground fire while in flight and died before the Huey could get him to medical aid. The Huey did not crash, and there were no other known injuries among the aircrew. The aircraft side number is not known.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his daughter,
Lesly Adele Urban Mahnke

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 29 May 2006
Last updated 06/08/2006