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EARNEST LEE COX

  • Wall Name:EARNEST L COX
  • Date of Birth:7/29/1942
  • Date of Casualty:4/25/1967
  • Home of Record:MONTGOMERY
  • County of Record:KANAWHA COUNTY
  • State:WV
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:18E, 84
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH

JOHN GERALD CURTIN

  • Wall Name:JOHN G CURTIN
  • Date of Birth:5/21/1943
  • Date of Casualty:4/25/1967
  • Home of Record:MANCHESTER
  • County of Record:HARTFORD COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:18E, 89
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG

DICK DAVIS CULVER


is honored on Panel 18E, Line 84 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/17/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SGT Dick Davis Culver, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/26/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com

    Dick is buried at Memorial Hill Cem, Austin,TX.

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/22/06 - 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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  • The ultimate sacrifice.

    Posted on 5/9/99 - by Jim Haslitt Apache 11
    Sgt. Culver was a scout in A Troop, 1st Sqdn, 9th Cav. and was flying with Cpt. Charlie Moore in support of the extraction of the Blue Platoon. A platoon from Delta Troop had been extracted and the slicks were just lifting off with A Troop when they took several hits and one went down from a RPG in the tail roter. Neil Gardenheimer was flying that one and did a great job putting down a spinning Huey. Charlie Moore and Sgt Culver began looking for the bad guys and provided protective cover for the down slick. Lynn Goucher was flying as the second scout bird and suddenly called out over the radio that "White is down, no survivors." They took 50 caliber fire and were gone before they hit the ground. I had been in the area before the action and they had replaced me on station. I was refueling when I heard the radio call. Sgt Culver was a fine young man and a pleasure to work with. His memory will live with all of us forever.
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