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  • Date of Birth:6/28/1942
  • Date of Casualty:8/25/1968
  • Home of Record:MICHIGAN CITY
  • County of Record:LAPORTE COUNTY
  • State:IN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:46W, 14
  • Casualty Province:TAY NINH


  • Date of Birth:6/16/1949
  • Date of Casualty:8/25/1968
  • Home of Record:GALENA
  • County of Record:JO DAVIESS COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Row:46W, 15
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


is honored on Panel 46W, Row 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Missing you today

    Posted on 8/25/16 - by Dorothy Dunne-Farrell
    It's been 48 years since you were taken from us. Miss you every day and hope that you are watching over us. We talk about you all the time and I tear up just thinking about you. You are and always will be my hero.

    Love you forever Gerard - till we meet again
  • Bree

    Posted on 8/20/14
    I just found this site and to my friend I'd like to say...
    Gosh, we miss you so...
    Our best friend died for you and me.
    He gave his life so we could live.
    His family's sorrows are always there
    Yes, they are always there.
    This weekend they will tribute him ... Back home at " Breezy Point"
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Gerard Joseph Dunne, 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
  • Happy Birthday

    Posted on 12/24/12 - by Dorothy Dunne-Farrell

    Happy Birthday Gerard. Miss you every you forever.


  • Thinking of you

    Posted on 4/13/12 - by
    Thinking of you today, more so than usual. Miss you every day and often wonder what would have been.

    Love you forever,
  • Photo

    Posted on 8/2/11
    (Photo Credit: Bill Norris) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • Never forget

    Posted on 6/7/11 - by Lynn Hankinson
    He was my first crush or love. Met at Breezy Point. A wonderful person whom I will never forget.
  • 42 Years

    Posted on 8/25/10 - by Maureen Dunne
    Thinking of you today Gerard. 42 Years ago you were taken from us. Love you and miss you.
  • Missing you

    Posted on 8/25/10 - by Dorothy Dunne-Farrell
    It's been 42 years since you were taken from us. I will remember that day for the rest of my life.brbrI think of you every day and offer a silent prayer. You were a wonderful man and brother. Watch over us and keep us safe. Until we meet again. Love you, dor
  • Memorial Day

    Posted on 5/31/10 - by Maureen moe1834@AOL.COM
    Honoring you today Gerard, along with all of the brave men and women who have given their lives for this great country. May God Bless those who continue to fight for our freedom.
  • Looking for information about Gerard

    Posted on 4/25/09 - by Rebecca
    If you knew Gerard and remember the name Virginia Hankinson, I would be so grateful if you'd reach out to me. It would mean a great deal.

    Rebecca (Virginia's)(Ginny's) daughter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/16/08 - by Robert Catalano
    It's 40 years since you and Eddie have left us. I have never forgotten either of you and think of you everyday.I keep a picture of you next to the rubbing of your name from the Wall. Like Kathy said your smile lite up a room. I hope to be as good a man as you are when my time comes and I stand before the MAN. God blessed us for having you as a friend. It won't be too long we will meet again. Love you and miss you terribly. I hope you and my Pattyann are having a good laugh, as we all once did, in heaven.
  • God Bless

    Posted on 8/25/06 - by T Dunn bklyn ny
    God Bless you on this the 38th anniversary. Thank You and your family for your sacrifice.
  • Cuz

    Posted on 4/15/04 - by Kathleen Moriarty
    It's been such a long time. We've all changed so much...except for you. I still see that grin. I wonder how we all would be now... had you returned to us...the times we would have had.

    Another Easter has come and gone without you. I remember such a Sunday morning when we were about 13...going to Holy Ghost in our Sunday "best" telling me how thin and beautiful my ankles looked! You always had a way with words, Cuz. I never forgot that day. You always knew when a girl needed a compliment. So many times...and how we laughed.

    Dororthy, Maureen and Brian are fine, but they miss you so. You would have gotten along great with your nieces. And your Mom...she carries on, with a smile...there is no other way.

    Wish you could have met my kids, Gerard...I know you see them now, but I would have liked it...if they could have met you for themselves, and not just through my they now see you. Can you believe, I'm a grandmother!

    Can't say that I wished I had you in my life all these years, were there...part of my life...every day.

    You are in my prayers, please keep me in yours.

    Miss that grin, Cuz.

    Love you.

  • The Uncle I Never Knew

    Posted on 1/17/04 - by Erin Farrell
    You were taken from our family before I was born and I wish I could have met you. I know from the stories I've heard, you would have been a great uncle and we would have been very close. I know you are watching over me always.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 11/11/03 - by your cousin Joe
    It has been a long time. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you.
  • Jerry

    Posted on 2/11/01
    Jerry was my squad leader in Charlie Co. We were together the day he died. He was a fine man.


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