MONT STEVE SMOOT
- Wall Name:MONT S SMOOT
- Date of Birth:12/18/1949
- Date of Casualty:6/1/1972
- Home of Record:MT AIRY
- County of Record:SURRY COUNTY
- Branch of Service:ARMY
- Panel/Row: 1W, 34
- Casualty Province:BIEN HOA
FREDERICK N SUTTLE JR
- Wall Name:FREDERICK N SUTTLE JR
- Date of Birth:3/27/1945
- Date of Casualty:6/2/1972
- Home of Record:NEWPORT NEWS
- County of Record:CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS
- Branch of Service:ARMY
- Panel/Row:1W, 34
- Casualty Province:PLEIKU
The Citadel, Hotel Company Senior RoommatePosted on 5/27/16 - by Wayne Bieganousky firstname.lastname@example.orgJoe Eubanks was a great guy, a great friend. When we were at The Citadel, Joe would take his friends home to meet his family in Concord, NC. That meant a lot to me being from New Jersey and having no opportunity to go home on the weekends or over the holidays. Joe's death came as a great shock to his Citadel buddies. We miss him at every reunion.MORE
Boy soldierPosted on 8/24/15 - by Kay R. HamiltonJoe, I am remembering you from our kindergarten through high school days..always playing soldier..making machine gun sounds and all of the other things boys do. I remember you as always smiling, well, laughing, or with a big wide grin and a distinctly mischievous glint in your eye. I remember you with a vintage "army" hat and our Memorial Day treks bearing flowers to "the monument" at our courthouse. You were full of yourself, a boy and a heroic soldier in the making. God bless and keep you in His perfect peace. Some members of our Class of '64 have already met you there. We'll all be along before we know it. See you in the CHS Class of '64 section. KayMORE
WHY DID GOD SPARE SOME OF US ?Posted on 7/30/15 - by JOHN B. MURPHY JR. M.D. email@example.comJOE WAS A NEIGHBOR WHEN WE WERE KIDS,MY BROTHER AND I WOULD FREQUENTLY GO OVER TO HIS HOUSE AND ADMIRE HIS FATHER'S COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR ARTIFACTS INCLUDING UNIFORMS AND OLD CANNONS,WE STOLE A CANNON BALL ONE DAY AND DAD MADE US RETURN IT WITH OUR TAILS BETWEEN OUR LEGS.I AM ALSO A VIETNAM VET WHO SPENT 18 MONTHS IN THE MEKONG DELTA WITH THE U.S. AIR FORCE,WE DID SEE FREQUENT ACTION,AND I WAS HONORED TO RECEIVE A BRONZE STAR, I AM GETTING OLD NOW AND FREQUENTLY WONDER WHY SOME DIE AND SOME ARE SPARED,I DO KNOW A GOOD MAN DIED BEFORE HIS TIME,GOD BLESS YOU JOE AND WE WILL MEET AGAIN IN A FAR BETTER PLACE.MORE
Remembering an American HeroPosted on 6/2/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Captain Joe Wofford Eubanks, sir
As a native North Carolinian, 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
Final Mission of CAPT Joe W. EubanksPosted on 10/26/12 - by email@example.com
On 2 June 1972 CPT Joe W. Eubanks was flying right seat with CW2 Bruce Delan as aircraft commander on an ARVN resupply run near Kontum. They came under heavy .51 caliber fire that shot out all cyclic control. As they went in, CW2 Delan pulled in all the collective he had and made a hard landing that put the rotor through the windshield in Joe's lap. Joe had no visible injuries, but all attempts to release him failed due to the tangled wreckage and spreading fire. The crew chief and gunner had to drag Bruce away before the AC exploded. He still suffered burns on his hands and face. CPT Eubanks burned to death in the wreckage and CW2 Delan was medevac’d home with burns and a back compression. He later returned to duty stateside and is now flying choppers in Australia (address Unknown). Submitted by Thomas C. Schalk on 25 Feb 1989 [Taken from vhpa.org]
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.
JOE W EUBANKS
7/30/1946 - 6/2/1972
the education center at the wall
VVMF is completing the mission of preserving the legacy of our fallen heroes by building an education center to tell the stories of the names on The Wall.