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DONALD SMITH MCGINLEY

  • Wall Name:DONALD S MCGINLEY
  • Date of Birth:3/31/1928
  • Date of Casualty:7/29/1968
  • Home of Record:RUPERT
  • County of Record:MINIDOKA COUNTY
  • State:ID
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:50W, 31
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH

GARY VARNER ORSLAND

  • Wall Name:GARY V ORSLAND
  • Date of Birth:7/15/1948
  • Date of Casualty:7/29/1968
  • Home of Record:BRANSON
  • County of Record:LAS ANIMAS COUNTY
  • State:CO
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:50W, 32
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

CARLOS GARCIA MUNOZ


is honored on Panel 50W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • My Father Still Calls You

    Posted on 5/30/17 - by EVEOCAMPOS99@GMAIL.COM
    You do not know me, nor did i know you. You did however, know my father Miguel Campos. He told us about you just the other day. The traveling Vietnam Veterans Wall Memorial came all the way to Tri Cities, WA and when I took my father there, he searched for you. That was the first time I heard about you. About how you went to Vietnam before he did, and how you returned a Fallen Hero just as he going to be shipped out. I saw the memories and the pain of your loss etched on his face, though he is a very quiet, stoic man, his feels your loss very deeply still. He calls you "My Cousin Charlie".

    We found your picture on the VVM website and the second my father saw your picture, he said "i found him, that's Charlie!". He stared at your picture for seemed like hours. We went back to the Wall that day and when he found you he laid flowers down for you, and made a rubbing of your name. He said that he was going to place that rubbing on the shelf we have dedicated to his military service. It is a place of Honor for a Hero like you!! Thank you so much for your sacrifice! Know that you are not forgotten and that you are missed more then you know! I am humbled by your selflessness, and honored to live in the freedom that you gave me. I am so proud of you and my father (you might think he's a little different then when he was young and you two hung out! lol) and all of the heros of our great country!

    THANK YOU SIR, YOU ARE TRUELY A HERO!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Carlos Garcia Munoz, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • CPL

    Posted on 5/14/13 - by Dolores M. Yslava

    I remember the evening my parents were notified; two Army officers delivered the sad news that Charlie was killed in action, July 29, 1968. The family was in shocked our brother was not coming home, we would not see him again. Months later family members informed us that Charlie had visited them before he left for Vietnam he told them that “the next time they would see him, he would be in a box.” Like Charlie knew he wasn’t coming back alive, he told the family he did not want to go but he would not shame the family so Charlie went to serve in Vietnam. My husband and I share fond memories of my brother. My brother will never be forgotten he will always live in our hearts. To those who did not know my brother, he gave us the best gift…the gift of freedom and self determination so that we can live in a better world today. I remember the letter Charlie wrote, it read, 'I loved God; I love my country; and I love my family.' Thank you my little brother! We love you too. On behalf of my loving brother, Charlie, I would like to say to every military member and their family, thank you for your gift of service to this great country, your sacrifices do not go unnoticed; they are appreciated and will never be taken for granted.


    God bless you



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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 5/31/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com

    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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....
    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...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/3/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Carlos is buried at Golden Gate Nat Cem.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.