This MEMORIAL Page is a tribute to ALL of America's War Dead. It is dedicated in remembrance of our AIRBORNE brothers who paid the Ultimate Price during the Vietnam War.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them"

-Laurence Binyon (1869 - 1943)




Webster's Dictionary describes the word MEMORIAL as "something that keeps remembrance alive". The World Book Encyclopedia states that MEMORIAL DAY (or Decoration Day as it was formerly called) is a patriotic day to honor American Soldiers who have given their lives for their country. It is a legal holiday in most states. Flowers and flags are placed on graves of soldiers. Many organizations march in military parades and take part in special programs. Memorial Day originated during the Civil War.


TAPS

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lakes, from the hills, from the skies,
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.


Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear
Friend, good night.


Composed By Major General Daniel Butterfield
Army of the Potomac, Civil War

This bugle call was written during the Peninsula Campaign of the
Civil War in the year 1862 after a battle near Richmond, Virginia
which saw a large number of Union causualties. It is said that the
tune came to then Brigade Commander Colonel Daniel Butterfield,
while reflecting sadly on the losses. According to the story,
Butterfield unable to write music, hummed it to his aide who wrote
it down in musical notation. It was performed that evening by his
bugler, Oliver W. Norton in honor of fallen comrades. In 1874,
it became officially recognized by the U.S. Army as an alternative
to "Lights Out" and since has been used not only a signal that day
was done, but also as means of saying good-bye to a fallen comrade,
usually accompanied by the drumbeat, Muffled Ruffles. It is customarily
played at military funerals across the land.



"Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord! And let
perpetual light shine upon them! May they rest in
peace! Amen. May their souls and the souls of all the
faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in
peace. Amen."



Show your support for our fallen brothers and sisters.
Fly your flag!



I AM YOUR FLAG

I was born on 14 Jun 1777.
I am more than just cloth shaped into a design.
I am the refuge of the world's oppressed people.
I am the silent sentinel of freedom.
I am the emblem of one of the greatest sovereign nations.
I am the inspiration for which American patriots gave their lives and fortunes.
I have led your sons into battle from Valley Forge to the jungles of Vietnam.
I walk in silence with each of your honored dead to the final resting place beneath the white crosses, row by row.
I have flown through peace and war, strife and prosperity and amidst it all I have been respected.
Red stripes...symbolize the blood spilled in defense of this glorious nation.
White stripes...symbolize the burning tears shed by Americans who have lost their sons.
Blue fields...symbolize God's heaven under which I fly.
White stars...symbolize fifty states unified as one, for God and country.
"Old Glory" is my nickname and proudly I wave on high.
Honor me, respect me and defend me with your lives and fortunes.
Never let my enemies tear me down from my lofted position, lest I never return.
Keep alight the fires of patriotism; strive ernestly for the spirit of democracy.
Worship eternal God and keep his commandments and I shall remain the bulwark of peace and freedom for all mankind.

I AM YOUR FLAG

~Written by Marine MSgt Percy Webb



I pray that our Heavenly Father
may assuage the anguish of your bereavement,
and leave you only the cherished memory of the
loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours,
to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

~Abraham Lincoln, November 1864




If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind.

Statement made by Major Michael Davis O'Donnell On 1Jan 1970 Dak To, Vietnam



Photo submitted by Dennis Peterson, taken at LZ Sally in 69


Company B-2/501st Infantry (101st Airborne)
RVN 67-72

~KIA~


Click on a name below to see their memorial page

2 Nov 1967 - 26 Apr 1968
1LT Peter Francis Donnell

13 Dec 1967 - 6 Mar 1968
SP4 James Dale Guffey

13 Dec 1967 - 21 Mar 1968
PFC Joseph Earl Robinson

13 Dec 1967 - 24 Mar 1968
SP4 George Roland Martin

13 Dec 1967 - 11 Apr 1968
CPL Dellwyn Allen Fitch

14 Dec 1967 - 22 Feb 1968
SP4 Samuel Lee Anderton

14 Dec 1967 - 5 Mar 1968
SP4 Robert Reed Criswell

14 Dec 1967 - 11 Mar 1968
SP4 Raymond Gonzalez Rocha

14 Dec 1967 - 21 Mar 1968
SP4 Daniel F. Bettencourt, Jr.

14 Dec 1967 - 21 Mar 1968
CPL Raymond Leroy Mason

14 Dec 1967 - 24 Mar 1968
PFC Ronald Francis Sadler

14 Dec 1967 - 26 Mar 1968
SP4 Ernesto Salvador Perea

14 Dec 1967 - 26 Mar 1968
PFC Wayne Eric Risner

14 Dec 1967 - 26 Apr 1968
SP4 Thomas Edward Raubolt

14 Dec 1967 - 3 May 1968
SGT Brian Gregory Hughes

14 Dec 1967 - 3 May 1968
SGT Robert Patrick Johnston

14 Dec 1967 - 22 Aug 1968
PFC Charles Willis E. Brown

16 Dec 1967 - 9 Jun 1968
SP4 Nathaniel Cummings

5 Jan 1968 - 13 Mar 1968
PFC Leon Joseph Atteridge, Jr.

26 Jan 1968 - 27 Mar 1968
PFC Lawrence Renaldo Lopes

3 Mar 1968 - 11 Apr 1968
PFC William Lloyd Kinnard

5 Mar 1968 - 16 Apr 1968
PFC Stephen Eric Seiferth

8 Mar 1968 - 3 May 1969
SGT Roger Howard Sparks

20 Mar 1968 - 22 Feb 1969
SP4 Dale Charles Fisher

10 Apr 1968 - 4 Nov 1968
SP4 Herbert C. Williams

8 May 1968 - 29 May 1968
PFC Obbie Johnson

14 Jun 1968 - 20 Jan 1969
SP4 Jimmy Leon Green

6 Sep 1968 - 22 Apr 1969
1LT John Michael Walsh

11 Sep 1968 - 28 Sep 1968
PFC Walter Clay Blanton

22 Sep 1968 - 12 Jun 1969
SP4 Fred Jacobo Daniel

21 Nov 1968 - 30 May 1969
SP4 Louis Johnson

23 Nov 1968 - 30 Mar 1969
SP4 Nelson Leport Horchem, Jr.

5 Dec 1968 - 10 Jul 1969
SP4 Elijah Wallace Burkett

20 Dec 1968 - 12 Jun 1969
CPT Kurt Walter Franzinger, Jr.

17 Jan 1969 - 17 Apr 1969
1LT John Cecil Driver

19 Feb 1969 - 30 May 1969
PFC Robert Lee Watt

28 Feb 1969 - 3 Sep 1969
SP4 Marvin Edmund Screen

4 Mar 1969 - 30 May 1969
SGT Edwin Earl Dotter

6 Apr 1969 - 23 Apr 1969
SP4 Gary Preston Neiman

21 Apr 1969 - 30 May 1969
PFC Craig Michael Simeone

5 May 1969 - 12 Jun 1969
SGT Carl Michael Sneed

16 Jun 1969 - 13 Aug 1969
PFC Michael James Holloway

20 Jun 1969 - 15 Nov 1969
SP4 Allen Frederick Grotzke

27 Aug 1969 - 19 Apr 1970
SSG Jeffrey Joel Joseph

4 Sep 1969 - 26 Feb 1970
SGT David Stirling Reid

13 Sep 1969 - 6 Feb 1970
1LT Russell Allen Shields

17 Dec 1969 - 30 Apr 1970
SGT William Alfred Meister

11 Oct 1969 - 4 Jun 1970
Mark Henry Rivest

8 Dec 1969 - 14 Jul 1970
Dennis Willard Huffine

? 1970 ? - 25 Nov 1986 (died 16 yrs after wounds suffered on 9 Apr 1970)
Thomas Lawrence Gates

12 Feb 1970 - 9 Apr 1970
Herman Allen Clay, Jr.

12 Feb 1970 - 9 Apr 1970
Leroy Nelson

12 Feb 1970 - 9 Apr 1970
Charles George Selman

16 Feb 1970 - 17 Apr 1970
Norman Douglas Peery

28 Feb 1970 - 9 Apr 1970
James Doyle Mace

2 Mar 1970 - 10 Apr 1970
Donald Wayne Sistrunk

16 Mar 1970 - 29 Apr 1970
Robert Sidney Boggs

19 Mar 1970 - 19 Apr 1970
James Dale Jarrett

17 Oct 1970 - 12 Mar 1971
Benjamin Eugene Slagowski

1 Dec 1970 - 20 Oct 1971
Billie Lee Coleman

2 Jan 1971 - 1 Jun 1971
James Russell Saxon

15 Jan 1971 - 7 Jun 1971
Thomas Edison Baumgardner, Jr.

20 Feb 1971 - 25 Sep 1971
Jerry Owen Lafayette

25 Feb 1971 - 1 Jun 1971
Don Michael Ramsey

9 Jun 1971 - 9 Jul 1972
Richard Joseph Tallman



~Passed Away Since Service in Viet Nam~

Denver Daniel Albrecht II
Edward L. Anderson
Fernando Andrade
Gordon E. Ballard
Henry J. Banks
Marvin Earl Battle
Shelton J. Baxter
Russell Benson
Henry Boahbedason
Albert Bowden
Ronnie J. Bright
Thomas R. Broadbent
Robert L. Butts
Ed Cahill
George Thomas Call, Sr.
Michael O. Carolan
Richard B. Casey
David Scott Collins
Pete Rivera Cortez
Danny A. Cryer
Melvin O. Davis
Gerald Arthur Deboy
Jeffery Dennis
Jerry P. Dix
William N. Dotson
Steven L. Dutton
George Cornell Ellison
James Farrell
Dennis J. Fleming
Paul E. Gagnon
Leslie C. Gentle, Jr.
Bobby Wayne George
Robert L. German
Gary Goelzhauser
Ancil G. Gray
Richard M. Griffin
William J. Hamm, Sr.
Percy J. Harris
Robert Hearn, Jr.
James R. Heath
Dale W. Hegman
Ronald E. Hinkle
Donny F. Hinton
Harold W. Holdren
David D. Holland
David Belton Jay III
Prentice Edmond Joye, Jr.
William Kaufmann
Larry R. Klamm
Bruce Laytham
Charles William Lightfoot
Julius L. Lutz
Arvell Louis Madison
Fred Mahone
Phillip D. Marsh
Ernest J. Maxwell
Freeman Maxwell
Ray K. McGee
Kenneth H. McNitt
Robert L. McQueen
Robert A. Miller
David Erwin Nelson
Jimmie H. Nickels
Andrew J. O'Brien, Jr.
Richard T. Owens
Raymond D. Phillips
William Prezaz
Stephen Paul Pry
Bernard F. Rajzer
Donald W. Ramsey
Harvey G. Reece
Howard Rice
Jack L. Richards
Ephram Rivers, Jr.
Gregorio Rodriguez, Jr.
Milton Lynn Royal
James A. Ruiz
Dennis Ray Sartin
Oscar Schilb, Jr.
George E. Schorr
Lawrence T. Schwartz
Lee A. Shapanka
William N. Sherman
William C. Stedman
Donald L. Stewart
Ronnie R. Tate
John W. Thompson
Pasqual Torres
Freeman Tunnell
James F. Veal
Melvin Waite
Billy F. Wells
Dennis Michael Wells
Gary Lee Welsh
Robert D. Wigglesworth
Robert R. Wightman
Ronald Edward Willburn
David O. Willis
Vernon Withers
Fredrick F. Wohlfield
Curtis M. Wooten
Henry J. Zapitz

MY BROTHERS ALL
~MAY GOD REST YOUR SOUL~




The Young Dead Soldiers....

The young dead soldiers do not speak. Nevertheless, they are heard in the still houses.....who has not heard them?

They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts.

They say.....We were young. We have died. Remember us.

They say.....We have done what we could. But until it is finished, it is not done.

They say.....We have given our lives. But until it is finished, no one can tell what our lives gave.

They say.....Our deaths are not ours. They are yours. They will mean what you make them.

They say..... Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope, or for nothing, we cannot say. It is you that must say this.

They say.....We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. Give them an end to the war and a true peace. Give them a victory that ends the war and a peace afterwards. Give them their meaning.

We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.

~Archibald MacLeish - 1892




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