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is honored on Panel 27E, Line 84 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/12/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Loren Ertel,
    Thank you for your service as a Food Service Specialist with the 1st Cavalry. 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.
  • LZ Colt

    Posted on 6/3/16 - by Bret Coulson
    CAPT Thomas C. Aubert (5/7 Cav), SP4 John E. Davis (5/7 Cav), SP4 Loren L. Ertel (1/21 Arty), PFC Frederick J. Miley Jr. (1/21 Arty), LTC James B. Moore (5/7 Cav), CAPT Denis O’Connor (1/21 Arty) and 2LT Craig D. Pinchot (5/7 Cav) all fell during the Battle for LZ Colt in the early hours of 10 October 1967. We will never forget their sacrifice.
  • thinking our my lost classmates today

    Posted on 12/1/13
    Biff as we knew him was a kind and sweet young man who was kind to everyone he met. I think of him often and know the world has missed out on a special person.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Loren Leslie Ertel, 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
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 8/14/10 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    Loren is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery on Country Rd C just south of Hwy 23 west of Plymouth. Loren is located in the far northeast section, 2nd row, 16th column down from the white garage.
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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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