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EDWARD WILLIAM ARGY


is honored on Panel 34E, Line 13 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Edward's death was how the war came home to me

    Posted on 9/21/17 - by Mary Alice Scherer chopin4444@yahoo.com
    I was newly married and working at the Medford Public Library while my husband started grad school at Fletcher. I soon became good friends with Edward's sister Cathy. The war still seemed very far away to me. When Edward was killed, Cathy, devastated of course, called me to tell her employer that she would not be coming to work. Learning from her about him, his character, his bright future -- knowing also how justifiably proud his parents were of him -- I came to understand that those decided to go to war were high-minded, even if I myself felt the war was ill advised.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/25/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT ARGY.
    THANK YOU FOR BEING A FIELD ARTILLERY UNIT COMMANDER WITH THE ARMY. ARTILLERYMEN WILL ALWAYS HOLD MY HEART. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Happy summer days

    Posted on 5/2/16 - by Gio
    A fine person, the best, swimming at HP on those hot summer HS Days
  • Always a winner

    Posted on 2/13/15 - by Doug Wynne
    Eddie (along with John Mackesy) and I were roommates my freshman year at Harvard. He was the ideal combination of fun and serious study, showing this brash kid from Dorchester how it's done. Eddie was the only person I ever knew who won the Avalon-Hill war game of "Waterloo" as Napoleon. I enlisted in the Army Reserve in my junior year, and was called to active duty in January of 1969, spending my Vietnam tour in HHQ of the 18th Engineer Brigade. Eddie was one of many of my friends who willingly served at a time when such service was reviled and ridiculed. Some of them were wounded, forever sadly Eddie's name is on The Wall, one among many, but always one of a kind. Rest in Peace.
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  • My Hero - Eddie Argy

    Posted on 7/21/13 - by Larry Clark
    Eddie grew up two houses away on Linwwod St and was four years ahead of me at the Immacualte and at Malden Catholic. Being older than me he could have been a bully but he was a rellay nice kid who would share his comic book collection with a snotty nosed kid. He was an excellent athlete at MC and went on to Harvard to excel. Upon graduation he was acceped into Harvard medical school, but thought he should serve his country first. The last time I saw him as at the Medford Public Library around June of 1967. He congratulated me on being accepted to Boston College. In January of 1968 we got the news that Eddie had been killed in action in Viet Nam. I remember his father asking my Dad to accompany him to Breslin's funeral home to identify his remains. When Dad got home he was as white as a sheet. My Dad died two months later and I always suspected that the thought of Eddie contributed to his passing. I recall being startled by the twenty-one gun salute on that freezing cold morning at Oak Grove Cemetary. Seeing his Parents, Ed and Marge and his beautiful sisters burying that wonderful son and brother still makes me very sad. I think of Eddie often and how many lives he would have saved as a brilliant surgeon or medical researcher. God bless you Eddie.
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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.

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