DEERING, JOHN A.

RIP 10/08/2007

Name: John A, Deering
Rank/Branch: E4/United States Marine Corps
Unit: AFVN Det 5 MAC V
Date of Birth: 06 February 1943
Home City of Record: Nashville TN
Date of Loss: 05 February 1968
Country of Loss: SVN/NVN
Loss Coordinates: 162700N 1073500
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground

Other Personnel in Incident:

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK  from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, personal interviews. 2023

REMARKS: 730305 RELEASED BY DRV

 

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John Deering left the military as a Gunny Sergeant in late 1973. He was
awarded the Silver star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart as well as other
decorations. He is currently self-employed building custom cars, and resides
in Tennessee. He has two children, John Jr. and Angela.

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John Arthur Deering, 64, of Millersville, TN, passed away October 8,
2007. He served as a Marine during the Vietnam War, where he was a POW
for over 5 years and he was awarded the Purple Heart. ..... Interment will be in
Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
 
COLE & GARRET FUNERAL HOME, Goodlettsville, TN. 615-859-9020.

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Dec 18, 2015

So many stories lately about Phony Vietnam POWs that it was refreshing to read
a wonderful human interest story on a REAL Vietnam POW , John A. Deering and
the impact he had on his son:

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/sumner/gallatin/2015/12/18/diploma-caps-long-fought-struggle/77554734/

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