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is honored on Panel 31W, Line 70 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/5/10 - by Robert Sage
    Daniel is buried at Macon Memorial Park, Macon,GA. BSM PH
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/4/06 - 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 hero’s 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 heros 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

  • Gridley High School Posting Project

    Posted on 2/26/04 - by Jordan Meiss
    When national security is threatened, or America encounters times of trouble it is essential that men such as this soldier step up to the line of duty and fight for the pride of his nation. No longer can citizens take the remembrance of these soldiers for granted. The importance of their sacrifices is immeasurable. This tribute is simply paying credit were credit is due and offering gratefulness to this soldier who paid the supreme sacrifice. My sympathy rests with this man at his grave. God bless.
  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/26/04 - by Natalie Jenkins
    Dear Daniel,
    Hello, My name is Natalie Jenkins and for my high school we are doing The Gridley High School Posting Project. I just want to take the time to thank you for what you did. You not only fought for your country but you made the ultimate sacrafice. It takes a lot of bravery for what you did. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything you have done and God Bless.
  • Thank you Sergeant Ely

    Posted on 8/23/03 - by Donald Lytle

    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Daniel Gerard Ely, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Sergeant D.G. Ely, for a job well done!



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.