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is honored on Panel 52E, Line 17 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/19/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Donald Dudley,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Independence Day is approaching, and we remember your sacrifice. 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.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/1/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Donald Kieth Dudley, 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
  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/26/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec. 4 Dudley for your leadership and courage.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/22/06 - 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
  • Sacrifices

    Posted on 2/26/04 - by Justine James
    My name is Justine James and I go to Gridley High School and I am writing remembrances for a posting project in our U.S. history class. I know it must have been really hard to leave your family and friends to go serve our country, but I just want you to know that I am very thankful that you did. Because of the sacrifices you made, the people of this country are able to enjoy some of the freedoms we have now that we may not of had otherwise. Thank you soldier for your sacrifices and heroism.
    Justine James

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