John "Pointman" Gabbert----Co D 1/22 Infantry July 1969-December 1969



Back, left to right: Dyke, Gene, John
Front, left to right: Lacey, Les


Les Bowerman and John Gabbert





John with flak jacket and his customary 3 magazines taped together








Santa and John







John 1970




John in clown suit


John at the 4th Infantry Division Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Harold Hall, who served with John in Company D writes:

John was wounded very badly on Dec. 10, 1969 when his right femur was shattered by a burst of fire
at close range from an AK-47. On August 13, 2013, 43 years, 8 months and 3 days later because of
lingering infections and constant pain from the wound, his right leg and hip was amputated at the
James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Because of the infections and pain he has endured
all these years and now having three back surgeries and the total leg amputation,
we have given John a new nickname, “Iron John”.


Dan Martus, who served with John Gabbert in Company D
visits with John in the hospital August 2013



John outside for the first time since his surgery



John Gabbert - 2013









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