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May 27, 2013

Sacrifice

Me and @MikeTally73 were talking this morning and he shared this story about his father's service in Vietnam.

When I was a kid (1984 or so), we visited the Vietnam Memorial. I remember my dad searching for his fallen comrades. He looked in the book, found the panel, then I remember him tracing the names with his fingers, tears in his eyes.

Below is a list of 1/9th losses on that day in March, way back in 1966. Each one has a story, and I wish I knew them to tell them. Maybe one day.

Today is not Veteran's Day. It's Memorial Day. I respect and appreciate every man and woman who served, and who serve today. But today, this day we remember those who gave all, like those who served with Mike's dad. Roll call below.


from Mike's post, those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

HHT Losses: PFC John D. Jackson

“A” Troop Losses:
Cpt Burton A “Skip” Blanton
Cpt John Shaw Sabine, IV
SSG James W. Grady
SSG Dorse Riggs
SGT Raymond C. Robinson
SP4 James M. Arbuthnot
SP4 Howard O. Wright, Jr.
PFC Paul S. Ashline
PFC Robert J. Di Reda
PFC David L. McConnaughey

“B” Troop Losses:
WO Tyrone W. Hisey
WO Clyde L. Norvelle, Jr.
PFC L. V. Thomas, Jr.

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posted by Dave In Texas at 10:06 AM

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