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RICHARD ANTON ERICKSON


is honored on Panel 14E, Line 72 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 9/17/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Richard Anton Erickson, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
  • Army Brother

    Posted on 2/22/16 - by Jerry Sneathern jsneat@gmail.com
    As long as some of your army brothers live you will not be forgotten. Your brothers meet every two years for a C 2/12 4th & 25th Division reunion.
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  • Photo remembrance of Richard Anton Erickson

    Posted on 9/13/14 - by Bob Ahles, St. Cloud, Minnesota & Herb Reckinger Jr., Cottage Grove, Minnesota
    This photo is Richard’s 1964 senior class picture from St. Paul Johnson High School. The picture was provided by Herb Reckinger Jr. of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Thank you Herb!

    Richard, it is with great humility, pride and honor that Herb and I post this remembrance for you and upload your photo so that your memory and the sacrifice you made for your country will never be forgotten and to ensure your photo will be displayed on your birthday each and every year when the Education Center is completed. You are not forgotten and remain in the hearts of many after all these years. Thank you Richard for being who you were and for all you did. We live in freedom to this day thanks to heroes like you that answered the call to duty.

    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Richard.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/29/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Richard Anton Erickson, 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
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/18/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED

    "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

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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.