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Panel 17E, Row 11

John Francis Pezzulo

Born on: 1/5/1947
Below are some of the remembrances left for him:
John was a high school classmate. We graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls, NY. Class of 1964. His nickname was "Piezon", reflective of his Italian-American heritage. While I was the team manager for the football, basketball and baseball teams, he was the athlete and a happy-go-lucky kind of kid. It didn't come easy and he worked hard at each sport he played.
We worked together on a senior theme paper; actually I did most of the work but one couldn't resist his impish smile.
I remember the day his death and that of fellow teammate Jim Bates hit the local newspaper. It was Good Friday and the day we remember Jesus' death took on added meaning. That Easter took on a whole different meaning for my hometown. The Church was packed for his funeral as community leaders and classmates came to say good-bye.

I watched a flag exchanged for a son.

I am thankful for The Wall; it is a beautiful and contemplative memorial. It has made John and his fellow compatriots come alive. The Wall has turned statistics into real live human beings and that is necessary to keep memories alive.

Posted by: Mike Farenell Email Relationship: High School Classmate Tuesday, August 24, 1999

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you John Francis Pezzulo, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours! Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Soldier, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain! Heroes like you, are the reason that others like myself, returned home to lead free and full lives, for this I am forever greatful. Again, thank you CPL John F. Pezzulo, for a job well done! REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND

Posted by: Donald Lytle Email: Relationship: Radioman, USN, Ret Friday, March 19, 2004

I am a 24yr old college student in California. I saw John in a book about items left at the wall. He was with his football teammates. I too played the game and was lucky to play in college. John (and a couple of others) mean so much to me. Sometimes words can't hold the connotations of how much they make up my reality. I believe John is with me in times of need.

Posted by: Ethan Orloff Email: Relationship: friend Friday, November 20, 1998
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