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is honored on Panel 64W, Line 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 1/7/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Cpl Gerald Conley,
    Thank you for your service as an Antitank Assaultman. It is 2018, Happy New Year, and it is the also the Epiphany. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • I Remembered

    Posted on 5/30/17 - by Paul Chacho Jr. SGT E5 66to69
    Over 50 years ago I graduated from Pari Island Plt2063. I picked up the platoon book to see if I could see what happened to some other Marines. The photo next to me was of Gerald so I started with him. It was so long ago, yet, now it seems like yesterday. I do remember Gerald as a wonderful man. We became Marines together and I feel his loss. To any family and friends, it may be over 50 years for me, but I know you miss him everyday. I am sorry he was lost. A true American hero. God Bless. Semper Fi.
  • Semper Fidelis

    Posted on 5/28/16 - by A Marine Corporal, Quang Tri
    Semper Fidelis, Corporal.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/25/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Gerald Donald Conley, 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
  • For CPL Gerald Donald CONLEY, USMC...another of Pittsburgh's bravest of heroes, who gave his all!!!!

    Posted on 2/27/12 - by
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us so.
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Corporal Conley, you did brave deeds for our country, and you had lived up to the Corps' motto...SEMPER FIDELIS...always faithful! You had been there and done that, though in doing so, you sacrificed your life in defense of liberty and justice for all! Your name and fame are the birthright of EVERY American citizen! You had given ALL that mortality can give! I believe that Jill Corey, whom Avonmore (her home town) and Pittsburgh (where she got her start) can claim as one of their own, and whom I admire greatly as one of my three top favorite songbirds (along with Julie Andrews, who came from England, and another Britisher, Dusty Springfield, who also came from England, but passed on some years before) would be very proud of your service to America and your sacrifice. Well done, Corporal! Be thou at peace. SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Wall of Faces

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