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DALE ARNOLD ECKOFF

  • Wall Name:DALE A ECKOFF
  • Date of Birth:6/23/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/3/1969
  • Home of Record:LONG BEACH
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:SN
  • Panel/Line:33W, 49
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

GORDON DWIGHT GARDNER

  • Wall Name:GORDON D GARDNER
  • Date of Birth:3/18/1949
  • Date of Casualty:2/3/1969
  • Home of Record:SUNNYVALE
  • County of Record:SANTA CLARA COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:33W, 48
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

RUSSELL THOMAS FANT


is honored on Panel 33W, Line 48 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thinking of you

    Posted on 7/31/16 - by Sharon
    Hey~just sitting here thinking bout you....be good, stay clean,
    Love me?? I'm sure as I sit here, that you will be my last conscious thought on this earth..we were so young, this was never supposed to happen??
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  • Russ

    Posted on 9/15/15
    thinking about you~just like every day....be good, stay clean love me??
  • My Baby Brother

    Posted on 7/27/15 - by sister leonagrace@optonline.net
    Russell was really my nephew even though we were the same age. THAT is a long story lol. When he was 7yo my Mom and Dad became his guardian because his parents were raging alcoholics. For all intents and purposes he was my baby brother. We did things to drive my Mom nuts. One April Fools Day we removed all the labels on the canned food and switched them. For months my Mom would think she was opening string beans and it was pineapple slices. Boy did we get hell for that. The day he left very willingly to boot camp, to serve his country he wanted another chain for his dogtags. I went and got him one. He put his on me and said when he came home he would take it off. At his funeral I took it off and tied it on his coffin. My heart still misses him.
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  • My Baby Brother

    Posted on 7/27/15 - by sister leonagrace@optonline.net
    Russell was really my nephew even though we were the same age. THAT is a long story lol. When he was 7yo my Mom and Dad became his guardian because his parents were raging alcoholics. For all intents and purposes he was my baby brother. We did things to drive my Mom nuts. One April Fools Day we removed all the labels on the canned food and switched them. For months my Mom would think she was opening string beans and it was pineapple slices. Boy did we get hell for that. The day he left very willingly to boot camp, to serve his country he wanted another chain for his dogtags. I went and got him one. He put his on me and said when he came home he would take it off. At his funeral I took it off and tied it on his coffin. My heart still misses him.
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  • gone but not forgotten

    Posted on 11/26/14 - by Tim Kelly
    Russel and I met in the states and seemed to be following the same path. We schooled, shipped to Vietnam and got promoted almost the same time. I lost track of him for a while. At a reunion a few years back, I mentioned his name and why he wasn't attending. Imagine my surprise when I was told he had been killed in country. I couldn't believe it.
    I don't know why I wasn't aware of that fact.
    I was better for knowing him. He will always remain in my memories of my Army times.
    May he rest in peace.
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