1SG (Retired) John Patrick O'Hara

August 24, 1961 - July 30, 2019
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John Patrick O’Hara of Salem, Alabama, passed away July 30, 2019, at home with his wife, Tina O’Hara, by his side.   Born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Mary J. (Walker) and James O’Hara, he was raised and educated in Lombard, Illinois, along with his four siblings. A retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, he …
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Expression of Sympathy left a message on August 5, 2019:

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In memory of a great warrior, John you will be missed. Love, The Sheehan Family

31 Charlie left a message on August 4, 2019:
I first met John back in 1988 he was our Drill Instructor and later in 94 as my platoon Sergeant. Of course we had our ups and downs like all NCOs do. However, he taught me some valuable lessons that I carried with me to be a successful Senior Noncommissioned Officer. I always enjoyed our time together in the field during training. 31 Charlie kept him on his toes that is for sure. Many blessings to the family and may he find peace.
Lee Anzek left a message on August 4, 2019:
John was a true leader. He was my Platoon Sgt at Ft. Benning and taught us some valuable life skills. Great man, Great Leader, Great friend.
Michael left a message on August 4, 2019:
I served with John at Ft. Benning and will always remember him as an amazing leader and an even better man. I tried to visit several years ago but had to settle for a phone call and will always cherish that talk. RIP John! My prayers go out to His wife and the rest of his family.
Scott Page left a message on August 4, 2019:
John was my Platoon Sergeant at Fort Benning.В  Incredible leader, and one tough guy.В  We'll see each other again, Johnny O.
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Joe and Sigi Osman left a message on August 3, 2019:
Rest in Peace
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Margaret Burkes left a message on August 3, 2019:
John you will be greatly missed.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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