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RAFAEL ACEVEDO-RECHANI


is honored on Panel 3E, Line 121 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Desmore died by my side

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by SFC Edwards former US Army and Army Reserve
    Spell check really messed up my posting. Larry died by my side defending armored vehicles that night in March of 1969. We were under heavy attack from NVA forces from RPGs, morter artillery and small arms. By morning every APC and tank had been destroyed and there were heavy casualties. Larry fought bravely all night but some time pre dawn he had taken shrapnel from the exploding vehicles and as it got light I reached over and he had passed on. I think of him and so many others every day. It's been 50 years and I'll never forget. Larry, RIP.
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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 3/8/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    MAJ Rafael Acevedo-Rechani was an Engineering Officer serving with Special Detachment 5891 (SD-5891), Headquarters, MACV Advisors, MACV. On December 3, 1965, MAJ Acevedo died in South Vietnam of an undisclosed illness. He was 38 years-old. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/5/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR MAJOR ACEVEDO-RECHANI,

    We are still celebrating our nation's birthday. In this time of celebration, it is important to remember those who gave their all for this nation.

    Thank you for your service, and REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/6/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Major Rafael Acevedo-Rechani, 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
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  • If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Rafael Acevedo-Rechani, USA...who made the ultimatesacrifice

    Posted on 9/18/10 - by
    If I should die, and leave yopu here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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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.