Major John Macroglou USMC
  • 34 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 23, 1949
  • Place of birth:
    ALIQUIIPPA, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 23, 1983
  • Place of passing:
    BERIUT, Lebanon
Let the memory of Major John be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Major John Macroglou USMC, 34, born on August 23, 1949 and passed away on October 23, 1983. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lotte Devlin on 23rd August 2017

"Happy Birthday, good friend."

This tribute was added by Georgene Snyder on 23rd August 2017

"Happy Birthday my dear beloved cousin John. I will look to the stars tonight that are shining brightly in tribute. I miss you every day. Love, Georgene"

This tribute was added by bill foley on 29th May 2017

"I met John when we were Lts at Camp
Lejeune.We crossed paths on Vieques Island and later at MCRD San Diego.John was a great guy and a great Marine. I remember how much he missed his wife and daughter when they were separated."

This tribute was added by Reed Bonadonna on 25th May 2017

"Major Macoglou and I were stationed together at Camp Geiger. He was a major and I a mere 1stLt, but he was a friend to junior officers and really to all who came in his path.  A gallant gentleman."

This tribute was added by Mike Albano on 6th January 2017

"John and I served together at MCRD San Diego in the late 1970s. He was in 3rd Battalion, I was in 2nd Battalion; but our Companies were on training schedules that were adjacent to one another.  As a result, he and I became good friends. My last remembrance of him was playing basketball together one afternoon at Edson range. I was devastated when I learned of his death. A finer man/Marine would be hard to find. RIP my good friend. Semper Fidelis."

This tribute was added by Georgene Snyder on 11th December 2016

"Johnny was more than my cousin - he was my brother. I talked to him every day. We never missed a day we did not talk by phone. I miss him every day. Love you Johnny , Georgene"

This tribute was added by Vince Biancucci on 11th November 2016

"I woke up today thinking of John. What a wonderful young man. It is sad that he was taken from us in his prime. John was a difference maker. He is a true hero. God Bless!"

This tribute was added by Jim Macroglou on 23rd August 2016

"Happy Birthday John. Not just my Brother - my best friend as well. RIP Bro."

This tribute was added by Lotte Devlin on 23rd August 2016

"Remembering John on his birthday.  His birthday is the week after mine, and on the same day as my wedding anniversary.  Still makes me smile to think of him and his friendship."

This tribute was added by Gregg Gerasimon on 29th March 2016

"I've been in the Army now for 17 years but I never knew this event in Beirut hit close to home until today via a google search ...  My dad's sister married into the Macroglou family a long time ago, so I suppose Maj. Macroglou was somewhat of a distant relative.  I can't believe my dad never spoke of it... surely he must have known.  Peace to the Macroglou family, and memory eternal to Maj. Macroglou and the other marines who were there with him.  Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη   - LTC(P) Gregg Gerasimon MD, US Army"

This tribute was added by Ann & Jimmy Campagna on 23rd October 2015

"Will always remember the party before you left. I remember telling you not to go. He said it would be his last journey. I guess it was. I remember hearing about the bombing early in the morning. I woke my husband up cause I was hysterical crying. We knew John's morning routine. I told my husband Jimmy, I know he was in the mess hall that early.  My husband was speechless cause he knew I was right!  Who knew that would truly be his last journey!  Will always remember that smile and dedication.  Thank you for your service. Think of his family often."

This tribute was added by michael perich on 23rd September 2015

"A real American hero . He will never be forgotten .God Bless the Macroglou family ."

This tribute was added by Lotte Devlin on 23rd August 2015

"John was one of my best friends my sophomore year at Duquesne.  We lived on the same floor at the William Penn and would spend endless hours talking about how to make the world a better place.  I still think of him often, and always with a smile."

This tribute was added by Jim Macroglou on 23rd August 2015

"Happy Birthday Bro - still missing you."

This tribute was added by Greg Melder on 25th July 2015

"On the last day of AUG 1982 I walked onto the Reserve Center to report in just back from BootCamp and ITS, a 17 year old PFC in Alphas.  A Marine in P.T. gear was exiting and said good morning to me and I returned the greeting. He initiated a conversation and we sat on a bench outside the main hatchway and he talked to me for about 15 minutes about The Corps, and what I could do to serve the Corps, about my college, my major, OCS and TBS, mortars, my girlfriend, my family, He just talked and I listened.  As he said goodbye, he reached in his briefcase and tore off a piece of legal pad and wrote his name and two phone numbers on it.  He said "If your ever onboard Lejune and need anything or any help, don't hesitate".  The note read, Maj Macroglou.  He was the outgoing I&I on his way to The 8th Marines, and he took the time to talk to and encourage a 17 year old PFC.  THAT WAS A LEADER OF MEN."

This tribute was added by David Marcussen on 25th May 2015

"Major Macroglou was our Company Commander as a Captain at MCRD San Diego... John will always be remembered by those Marines he trained and worked with!  A great leader, a great Marine... a true friend! Semper Fi Sir"

This tribute was added by Pat McCon on 2nd April 2014

"John was a great guy - we were together in the high school band.  After he graduated I never saw him again, but worked with/for his dad (Bill) at the Aliquippa Tin Mill.  We miss you, John!"

This tribute was added by David Noonan on 23rd October 2013

"I served with the Major while he was Operations officer for the 8th Marine Regiment along with MSgt Roy Edwards.  The Major was exactly what I always thought a Marine Officer should be. I was just a young Corporal back then, but I respected him very much.  Not a day goes by for the last 30 years that I do not think of him or the rest of my fellow Marines killed that day.  SEMPER FI!"

This tribute was added by ronald moore on 17th September 2013

"I apologize for misspelling the last name,it's really Mccroglou.If I can help in any way,please feel free to contact me?"

This tribute was added by ronald moore on 17th September 2013

"I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.Would this have been the same John Mcgroglou that attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh PA?He was my best friend then,and I miss him terribly,please put my mind at ease.Thank you"

This tribute was added by LORRAINE MACROGLOU on 18th December 2011


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