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
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



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.


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.


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: