Seery, Jonn Joseph, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 110X, PBR-115, River Division 515 (RIVDIV-515)
Service Years
1967 - 1969
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Last Address
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Casualty Date
Feb 19, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Chua Doc (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
32W 061 / Section 12 Grave 4442

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Last Known Activity
He was injured on  01/14/1969 and died  02/19/1969
Jonn Joseph Seery lived these words during every day of his life, as a student, Eagle Scout, Sea Scout, musician, midshipman, officer, shipmate, friend and son.

Born in St. Louis Missouri, raised in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio and an NROTC graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Jonn was the third of his family to bear his name and be killed-in-action while serving the United States of America. It was his eager sense of duty and honor that called him to serve his country in Vietnam “as long as there is one American still serving in that country.”

Jonn did not have to serve in Vietnam. He was a Sole Surviving Son whose father, named for an uncle who died in World War I, had been killed during the Normandy Invasion of World War II.

Jonn’s sense of duty and honor was as dedicated to the people around him as it was to his country. He was never one to watch if he could act. Whether getting stranded on a cliff as a child trying to rescue a cat or looking after his men and boats, he was always looking for ways to help.

In the words of the crew of the U.S.S. Implicit (MSO 455) at the end of his first Vietnam tour of duty, “When it comes to combat, there is no officer in the United States Navy with whom we would rather serve.”

Jonn’s unassuming eagerness, loyalty, dedication and quiet sense of humor have been missed for 30 years, but not forgotten by those who knew him. Both Jonn and his father are buried in an enlisted section of Arlington National Cemetery, where “All are equal in the eyes of God.”
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Operation Game Warden
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Operation Game Warden, Task force 116, was an operation to deny Viet Cong access to the resources in the Mekong Delta which was conceived of in December 1965. U.S. naval forces, backed by Marine artillery on the ground, launching a rapid surprise attack on the dozens of small Viet Cong ports which were scattered around the Delta. Unprepared in the face of intense U.S. firepower, which included U.S. F-4 Phantoms dropping special illumination bombs which blinded the Viet Cong deck gunners, leaving to them being unable to accurately return fire on the attacking U.S. craft, the Viet Cong were incapable of mounting a stiff resistance. Much the Viet Cong fleet and its operators were destroyed.
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