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is honored on Panel 38W, Line 15 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • You Were A Blessing To Us

    Posted on 5/25/12 - by Vernon Holloway
    While other boys of the community was doing their own thing, you would always take time to come by the street and spend time throwing the football to us the young boys of Liberty Park. You continue to be loved and missed by the liberty Park community, I'll never forget yo,for life.

    Posted on 12/12/06 - by Bill Nelson: Nam Vet 101st Airborne

    "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 and patriots 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
  • Thomas John Burton

    Posted on 11/20/02 - by cblake
    I have never heard your name before but I feel everyone here needs some acknowledgement of their ultimate sacrifice for our country. You died much too young. You had a life that deserved many more years. You left behind people who loved you and who, I imagine still feel the pain of your loss to this day. I hope they have comfort in knowing you are at rest and that they will someday see you again in a much better place.

    Your courage and efforts in Viet Nam will never be forgotten in my heart and in a multitude of others who have the upmost respect and honor for the soldiers who lost their lives there.

    In peace always
  • "The Reading of THomas's NAme"

    Posted on 11/19/02 - by Barb Higgins
    Dear Burton Family:

    I would like you to know that I proudly
    read Thomas's name at The Wall on November
    9,2002 at 5:40 p.m.

    Barb Higgins

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.