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LARRY DONNELL DOSS


is honored on Panel 43W, Line 45 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/6/18 - by Lucy Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear Lcpl Larry Doss,
    Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. Today is the 74th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
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  • Thank you

    Posted on 4/27/18 - by Bob Schultz
    As a former Marine from the Desert Storm era and a father of 4 children your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. I am thankful for men like you and hope that my life and the life of my children are worthy of your sacrifice. Semper Fi brother and may Gods face and love shine on you eternally!
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  • My Big Brother

    Posted on 2/16/18
    He was taken away too soon. I was only 10 years old. I will never forget singing with you, watching you cut hair and just being your baby sister. Love and miss you!
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  • Silver Star Citation (full)

    Posted on 9/20/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal Larry Donnell Doss (MCSN: 2370576), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gunner with Company G, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 20 September 1968, Company G was participating in a search and destroy operations south of DaNang when the left flank elements came under intense hostile small arms, automatic weapons and rocket fire, wounding numerous Marines. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Lance Corporal Doss skillfully maneuvered his men to the point of heaviest contact and directed the delivery of suppressive machine gun fire against the enemy positions. Alertly observing several injured Marines lying in an area dangerously exposed to the hostile fire, he fearlessly maneuvered across fifty meters of fire-swept terrain to their location and moved a wounded companion to a covered position. Completely disregarding his own safety, he boldly returned to the hazardous area and assisted another injured comrade to a location of relative safety despite the continuing enemy fire. Undaunted by the hostile rounds impacting near him, Lance Corporal Doss was maneuvering for a third time across the open area toward another injured Marine when he was mortally wounded. By his courage, resolute determination and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Doss inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    Action Date: 20-Sep-68

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Lance Corporal

    Company: Company G

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 7th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LCPL Larry Donnell Doss, 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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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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