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AUGUSTINE VERGARA-ARBIL


is honored on Panel 43E, Line 12 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Augustine Vergara-Arbil, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/21/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Augustine is buried at St Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale,LI,NY. PH
  • Posted on 3/29/10 - by Denny Dubendorf doaktree@gmail.com
    I knew you as "Poncho". I didn't learn your real name but years later. I have a picture of you in those sunglasses you wore. I remember the day you were wounded. I never saw you again. Rest in peace my brother. You're a hero.
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/22/05 - 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 hero’s 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 heros 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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  • Thank You

    Posted on 10/22/03 - by David Prevo retainerman@hotmail.com
    Years ago, this country sent members of its military into battle. Today, as more members of that same military pass into harm's way, I just wanted to let you know that your efforts of the past have not been forgotten. I am one of many from my high school (Gridley High School in Gridley, IL) who are carrying out the project of posting remembrances to you and those like you so that your effort will be remembered. I would like to thank you for serving this country. Your sacrifice was great, and is greatly appreciated. For your service, you have my gratitude.
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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.