Whenever I was in Washington, D.C. I always made it a point to visit the Vietnam wall and pay my respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. When the traveling wall was in the area I always made sure I paid my repects as well. Our classmate "John Inguillo" gave his all on June 6, 1969 while serving in Vietnam. I am sure he is missed by his family and friends. He will be missed at the 50th Reunion as well. I salute you John.
Wow. You are a great friend, Harold. What a nice story about a "hero" and friend named John Inguillo. I remember John's smile and great sense of humor. Thank you John for your ultimate sacrifice for our our country!
I was very sorry to hear of John's passing. He and I hung around together backm in the day. I remember his dad giving us high schoolers a bad time about everything. Of coarse it was all in fun. I know his family was very proud of him for serving his country. He is missed still to this day. I think of him often and hope all is well with his family.
Nov 11, 2014 - Happy Veteran's Day. I salute you for your bravery and sacrifice to allow me to be free and live my life as I see fit. You left us way to early but you will never be forgotten. God Bless you and all our brothers and sisters on the Vietnam Wall.
Rebecca Espinoza (Garcia)
I grew up across the street from John on Second St. The neighborhood kids used to gather to play baseball on the empty lot next to his house. It was difficult to see his name on the Wall in D.C. He has been missed since 1969.
I often think about John... his keen wit, his humor, and sometimes his "no nonsense" approach to certain situations. I respected him for all those things.. and even more so for his ultimate sacrifice for our country. He was a good friend.
We also were in Washington DC several years ago and saw John Inguillo's name on the Vietnam wall and paid our respects to him and all the others who lost their lives. Charlie used to talk with him quite a bit on the senior bench where John was usually sitting with John Radich. Many fond memories. Charlie and Janet
Diana Weaver (Cuddeford)
The last time I saw John was at a Christmas Party before he Shipped out I am thankful for the Happy memories of that night every one was sending John off with the Party and Jason Had Just given me my engagement ring that evening!! We never thought It would be the last time we would see John! He will always be Missed Thanks John for What you gave for our Country Jason and I Miss You! Rest In Peace
I remember John from the old Boy's Club. He'd come in and work out with the weights, as well as on the heavy bag. Although we knew each other, and worked out together, we didn't really hang out. But there was always that mutual respect for each other. I never saw him after high school as I joined the Navy soon after, and he went into the Army. I wa saddened to hear he died in Vietnam, as other friends of mine, and so many of other young men. Rest in peace, and we will meet again bye, and bye.
I remember sitting next to John in our Mechanical Drawing class our senior year. I couldn'd draw a straight line with a ruler while John had some of the best drawings in class. John was bright and did very well in the class. We talked about what were going to do after graduation, I recall both of us wanting to stay in school and go to college. How our world changed so drastically, within 2 years I believe we were both in the service.
Every Veterans Day I spend a few minutes at the Viet Nam War Memorial at the State Capitol park. I always look up Johns name amongst the thousands on the walls. John you are a hero, thought of often, and truly missed.