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WHITNEY T FERGUSON III


is honored on Panel 29W, Line 7 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Whitney Ferguson

    Posted on 5/28/18 - by Barry DeCarli barrydecarli@gmail.com
    “Whitney Ferguson”

    You are perhaps no more than a remembered image to me;
    The sun flickered across your face
    Between shadows of green leaves blowing.
    You are or have become a whisper of wind;
    A quiet rustling across the years.
    So many others must remember you, now.
    My tears reflect the heartache of war,
    Sorry that we are so helpless
    To end the sacrifice.
    I remember something pure in your gaze,
    But I was just a kid then, and a young man
    When I read you were killed there.
    Today there was a whispering in the wind,
    A quiet, gentle rustling in the dry, fallen leaves.
    And as once again the dark days of winter draw near,
    I pray we can withstand the blind cold winds that threaten,
    And that we will not waste our sons and daughters
    in some sorry effort to keep the oil flowing

    Barry DeCarli
    Circa 1990
    ©Barry DeCarli
    Whitney Ferguson was a friend of mine when we bothe were caddies at ERCC. This poem was written around the time our country was considering going to war with Iraq and the last line was changed today from "in some effort to stay warm..."
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/28/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Whitney Thorne Ferguson III, Served with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 30th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/11/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Whitney T Ferguson III, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 3/11/04 - by Joel Campbell jcamp_04@hotmail.com
    Fallen Soldier,
    I am posting remembrances for valiant men who perished during the Vietnam War as part of the Gridley High School Posting Project. I don’t think I will ever be able to comprehend the tremendous sacrifices that you gave in service of our country. I can only thank you with all my heart for your courage and dedication to the cause of liberty. May you rest in peace.

    Gratefully,
    Joel Campbell
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  • A Hard Charger, Sir

    Posted on 2/16/02 - by 30th FA Regiment Association
    No One Is Forgotten, No One Is Left Behind
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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.