JOHN WAYNE LOVE
on Sept. 23, 1946
From DAYTON, OHIO
Casualty was on May 13, 1967
in QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM
19E - - Line 109
Wayne Love, 1967
(picture courtesy of Jim Cravey)
was his Fire Team Leader
association with Pfc. Love was in the line of duty, and in a personal
relationship, which I never meant to during my tour in the Nam. However,
John had gotten married after boot camp to a young girl from Xenia,
Ohio before going to Nam, and he was assigned to my fire team. When
he would get letters from home, he would be happy like the rest of
us when we got mail, but the happiness would wear off of John, and
then he would get sad and it started to affect him during his duties
in that he would not keep his mind off of what was going on back home.
talked to him a lot about keeping his mind on the tasks at hand, and
not let the home happenings affect his judgment. It was very hard
for him, and I tried hard to make up and cover him night and day.
got re-assigned in April, '67, and I later heard he was KIA. I think
if I had stayed with him I might have been able to watch over him
more, who knows. This is one thing that has been hard to forget from
hope his family was/is proud of him because he was a good MARINE,
he was just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time in his young
Team leader prior to his death
True, Faithful Marine
just came across this Memorial page for John Love. I was in boot camp
with John. In fact we went through everything together. After all,
how do you separate Love and Lovejoy. We ended up with M 3/5, 2nd
platoon. I was in 2nd squad and John was in another. We hung out together,
but until today I did not know just what happened to John. So thanks
for the info. I do know that John missed Britta, his new bride greatly.
I also know that John was a true, faithful Marine.
Fi, John. I have not forgotten you.
8 Feb. 2002