Oct 062011

PFC John Lee “Bud” Coleman

Birth: Aug. 29, 1949 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN

Death: Apr. 21, 1968 Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

US Marine PFC John Lee Coleman, Vietnam Veteran, native of Charlotte, NC was 18 years old and was not married. John died when the enemy blew up the ammo he was loading. His body was recovered. PFC Coleman is on panel 51E, line 017 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year. He served with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, The Purple Heart Medal for his Combat Related Wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Burial: Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN; Plot: Garden of Christus Lot #72, Space # 1

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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