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First Name: John

Last Name: Dearing


Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 10 September 1984

Date of Death: 21 November 2005

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
John W. Dearing

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


John W. Dearing
Private First Class, U. S. Army
Operation Iraqi Freedom

John W. Dearing was born on 10 September 1984, the son of John and Kitty Dearing. He graduated from Oscoda High School in 2003. He loved baseball, NASCAR, bowling, and hunting.

Military Service

John was proud to be in the Army and to serve his country. He was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom at the time he died. He was part of the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard in Saginaw, MI.

Medals and Awards

Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart

Death and Burial

Private First Class John W. Dearing died on 21 November 2005 in Iraq; he was 21. He is buried at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Oakland County, MI.

John is survived by his wife Amanda; mother Kitty Dearing of Oscoda; father John Dearing of Hazel Park; sister Tracy Colodny of Oscoda; step-brother Zachary Burtenshaw of Hazel Park; grandparents John and Mary Dearing of Hazel Park and Marie Rains of Marion, Indiana; nephew and niece Dillon and Cheyenne Colodny.

Honoree ID: 2130   Created by: MHOH




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