This Memorial Page Established by -Barb Sass
In Honor Of  1st Lt. John Runkle
John Runkle was a true American hero.  He believed in honor and country.  He was a great
friend and all of us who knew (and miss him) are better for having known John.

To John's family:  You were the most important thing in his life.  He was in large part who he
was because of the family he came from.  You are always in our prayers.

The Sass'

Memorial Day 2013
Sherry Koenig
Memorial Day 2013. There is no greater love than that of a man willing to give his life for
others. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Memorial Day 2012
Matt Collins
On this Memorial Day 2012 your sacrifice and service to our country is remembered with

June 09, 2011
Tammy R. Gallatin
Your life is an inspiration to our entire family.  We love you John Jr, and we will never forget
the sacrifice you made.  You are in our hearts forever.

June 08, 2011
Ralph Bentley
1st LT John M Runkle, Jr.

United States Army
KIA 26 May 2011, Afghanistan
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US Army First Lieutenant John M. Runkle, age 27 from West Salem, Ohio, was killed in
Afghanistan on 26th May 2011 when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device in
Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Lt. Runkle served with the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation
Regiment, based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
John in Afghanistan