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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 64 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/18/06 - by Bill Nelson

    "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
  • The Daily Local News (West Chester PA) - April 24, 1969

    Posted on 3/21/06 - by Jim McIlhenney

    Lance Cpl. Carey L. Dobson,
    21, died Wednesday in a Da
    Nang hospital of wounds sus-
    tained from a friendly explosive
    device as he was returning from
    patrol in Vietnam.
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
    H. Dobson, 17 Langoma la., El-
    verson, he was wounded by the
    mine on Tuesday while serving
    with the 2nd Platoon, Combine
    Action Group, 3rd Marine Am-
    phibious Force.
    Cpl. Dobson, who had been in
    Vietnam since October of 1968,
    was in charge of training South
    Vietnamese in military tactics.
    In his last letter to his broth-
    er, Robert, he said he wouldn't
    go back to Vietnam for $1 mil-
    lion but he would to keep his
    brother "out of it," said a fami-
    ly spokesman.
    Cpl. Dobson was a 1968 grad-
    uate of Twin Valley High School
    where he was a member of
    the stage crew. He worked
    briefly for Matthey Bishop and
    Co., Malvern, after graduation
    and before he was inducted.
    Besides his parents and broth-
    er, he is survived by a sister,
    Judy, at home, and his mater-
    nal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Lee
    Oswald, of West Palm Beach,

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
  • thankyou

    Posted on 5/20/03 - by Carey shonk
    From one Carey to another, i am greatfully thankful for all that you have done and for the fact that you gave your life for this wonderful country. Thanks again.

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