Served together!!Posted on 8/19/15 - by Michael Cook firstname.lastname@example.orgBrian was the least person we thought we would ever lose in our platoon and company B-2/8th Cheyenne platoon First Cavalry Division (AM), he was everything you would want a squad leader to be plus he had a personality that just drew people to him. I'll never forget the day he died but I will always remember the days he lived among us more.MORE
Pleasure to serve.Posted on 8/10/15 - by Michael CookBrian was was one of the most liked people in our platoon, when we lost him we lost our heartbeat, he was so energetic and fun to be around.MORE
I rememberPosted on 2/20/14 - by Michael J FoleyBrian lived just down the street from me. He was 4 years older than I yet we were both in Viet Nam at the same time...I with the 173rd and he with the 1st Cav.MORE
My name is Michael J Foley and my mother received one or two phone calls offering condolences when Brian was killed in 1971. I did not know him well since the difference in age but a tear erupts whenever I think of the waste America created at that time and how so many of our young who never had a chance to grow old...
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/15/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear SSGT Brian Robert Foley, sirMORE
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
good days pastPosted on 7/12/13 - by john peplinskihighschool was a blast that one semester at college when we were roomies is always remembered now I am 65 and you & David are greatly missed God love & embrase you Brian phi theda psi John PepMORE
in memory of Brian R FoleyPosted on 6/29/08 - by Edward Skibinski firstname.lastname@example.orgIn the short time I known Brian, 37 years ago, working together, he will always be missed. FLS
IN MEMORY OF BRIAN FOLEYPosted on 7/18/06 - by DENNIS E. DAVIS DDavis92@cox.netBRIAN AND MY PATHS FIRST CROSSED ON FEB. 1, 1970 WHEN WE STARTED LEADERSHIP PREPARATION COURSE (LPC) TOGETHER IN FORT POLK, LA. AFTER TWO WEEKS OF LPC WE WENT THROUGH ADVANCE INFANTRY TRAINING TOGETHER, ALSO AT FORT POLK.MORE
WE HAD TWO WEEKS LEAVE BEFORE REPORTING ON MAY 1, 1970 FOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER CANIDATE TRAINING (NCOC CLASS 10-70, 81ST COMPANY, FORT BENNING, GA). WE GRADUATED NCOC ON JULY 28, 1970 AND WENT SEPARATE WAYS. IT WAS A DIFFICULT AND TENSE TIME THAT WE SHARED. EVEN THOUGH MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED AND MEMORIES FADE, I WILL NOT FORGET BRIAN OR THE SACRIFICE HE MADE.
Never ForgottenPosted on 1/10/06 - by Bill Nelson email@example.comFOREVER REMEMBEREDMORE
"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
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.