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I shed a tear in remembrance of

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Posted: May 27, 2019 8:10 AM
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Arturo Lopez, Dwight McKinney,Louis Zittergruen, Ralph Hunt, Jesse Moses, Hector Oyola, Donald Kahre, Donald Chipp,Titus Epps, Craig Reska, and Robert Fozzard from my Viet Nam unit, and for all the thousands from throughout history who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in our military. God Bless.

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Posted: May 27, 2019 8:29 AM
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Amen and Amen. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for all of our freedoms. ????????????????

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Posted: May 27, 2019 8:49 AM
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God Bless. May we never forget.


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Posted: May 27, 2019 8:55 AM
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Posted: May 27, 2019 10:30 AM
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I was there in 1970 (but never saw Saigon).

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Posted: May 27, 2019 11:14 AM
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Clover65 .... I was there as well for all of 1970 (I Corps - from Chu Lai to just north of DaNang). Although I had friends and fellow Marines that never made it back, I am most proud of the fact that I did not have to send a single letter home to a mother telling her that her son would never come home. I know how I felt when one of my men would get wounded and that was bad enough. We lost men in the units my combat engineer platoon supported (3rd Bn., 1st Marines), but we were extremely lucky. So, I too shed a tear for your fellow soldiers that paid the ultimate price. This day is for them!


That was my area too - Chu Lai was home to

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Posted: May 27, 2019 1:14 PM
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the Army's Amrical Division. Spent most of my time around Duc Pho out of Hill 411 firebase. Was at Marine base in DaNang trying to go out for standby R&R but all flights were full.

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Posted: May 28, 2019 2:40 PM
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My first unit was 9th Engineer Bn. and we supported the Americal Division. Our compound was right across the street. My last project with the 9th Engineers was disassembling five Butler Buildings and sending them to Okinawa. After that we turned our compound over to the South Vietnamese Army. Prior to that my platoon occupied an old Seabee compound in Tam Ky. Our main job was to sweep Highway 1 for mines each morning.

After six weeks in the Naval Hospital in Guam, I came back to VN to the 1st Engineer Bn. and my platoon was assigned to the 3rd Bn., 1st. Marines just north of DaNang. We probably crossed paths one place or another.


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Posted: May 28, 2019 3:35 PM
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Thank you TigerLinks for serving our country. You have my respect and gratitude for fighting in a very difficult war. You are a Hero!

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God Bless You All !!!!

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Posted: May 27, 2019 10:35 AM
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From the deepest appreciation of my heart. I hope this becomes the POTD because it should!

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Posted: May 27, 2019 11:39 AM
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PFC Kalin Johnson

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Posted: May 27, 2019 11:42 AM
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SSG Cody Schwab

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Posted: May 27, 2019 11:43 AM
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SPC Kelly Grothe

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Two Screaming Eagles that died way too young....

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Posted: May 27, 2019 3:08 PM
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1LT Joshua C. Hurley

https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-1st-lt-joshua-c-hurley/256878

and

SPC Maurice J. Johnson

https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-spc-maurice-j-johnson/256882


They both died from an IED attack in Mosul Iraq on 1 November, 2003. This was the start of a really bad month for us (101st Airborne) in Northern Iraq. Ramadan had just started at the end of October and the "crazies" seemed to really come out of the woodwork in November. Thank God for the improvements in our body armor, onsite triage and MEDEVAC capabilities or a lot more of our wounded would not be with us today.

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I went through jump school too but when you got to Nam

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Posted: May 27, 2019 4:09 PM
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they just sent infantrymen to units that needed more guys. Some of my friends went to the 101st further north from where I was. They were hit hard by the NVA during the summer of '70 and our Americal battalion was sent to reinforce them.

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Posted: May 28, 2019 4:42 PM
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Steve, so many thanks and blessings to you..while you were in VN, I was going to SJC. Johnny was in the Navy. A good friend of his, a helicopter pilot, was shot down but survived. And I think the whole town of Clover, at least those of us old enough, remember the loss of Steve Camp. God bless you my friend and still waiting for us to get together.

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Posted: May 28, 2019 11:43 AM
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Looks like you guys had a rough deployment. Glad you made it back Clover.

Were you drafted?

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Posted: May 28, 2019 3:33 PM
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Many share those tears with you because it is painful to lose friends and loved ones. But when young men’s lives are cut short due to war and conflicts Its very tragic and sad. But many honor and are so appreciative for those willing to fight for just causes and for freedom.

We offer up our prayers to uplift you and those you served with asking that God will bless you and all of the others who has served this country. We thank you so much for your service, selflessness and sacrifice for our great country. We thank you for your willingness to fight for those who are unable to defend themselves. You are all Heroes!

Memorial Day has become one of the most important holidays to many as we have come to realize its significance which is to honor those who paid the ultimate price by sacrificing their lives for this country or for other countries who cherish freedom as we do in the United States.

Thank you so much for being a part of a select group of special people who we honor everyday for being a part of the United States Armed Forces.

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