John Stewart Durlin

Age: 21
Branch: USN
Rank(s): FA, SM3
Unit: ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 23 Jun 1970
Location: Phong Dinh, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ four Bronze Stars, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Lake City, PA

SM3 Durlin died in a helicopter crash on the Cau Mau Peninsula in Phong Dinh Province, Vietnam. He was one of 12 people who died in the crash, including four other SEALs.