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WAYNE LOUIS BOLTE

  • Wall Name:WAYNE L BOLTE
  • Date of Birth:1/27/1935
  • Date of Casualty:4/2/1972
  • Home of Record:CLAREMORE
  • County of Record:ROGERS COUNTY
  • State:OK
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:COL
  • Panel/Row: 2W, 127
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

ROBIN FREDERIC GATWOOD JR

  • Wall Name:ROBIN F GATWOOD JR
  • Date of Birth:12/5/1946
  • Date of Casualty:4/2/1972
  • Home of Record:HICKORY
  • County of Record:CATAWBA COUNTY
  • State:NC
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Row:2W, 128
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

JOHN WESLEY FRINK


is honored on Panel 2W, Row 127 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Book

    Posted on 2/10/17 - by Stephan Talty stephant@yahoo.com
    I'm writing a book on the famous Bat 21 rescue, and I'm interested in talking to anyone who knew John Wesley Frink. You can reach me at stephant@yahoo.com.

    Thanks.
    Stephan Talty
    www.stephantalty.com
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  • Reminder of the loss

    Posted on 11/20/16 - by Joan
    The Pastor of my church posted a picture of the Wall for people to like. I told him that I wore the MIA bracelet of John Frink when I was a kid and that I visited John at the Wall with his kids on a youth group trip some 28 years ago.
    The wounds of the Vietnam War are still fresh for so many even after all these years. Let us never forget the sacrifice.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 5/28/16
    Sent your bracelet to the VA to send to your family but it was sent back because they told me you had no one. It broke my heart and today I looked you up so when I travel to the wall I can leave it there for you to let you know I was honored to have worn it and I find that you do have family. I just hope that you coming home finally brought them peace. Thank you for all you did. I cared.
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  • Rest In Peace

    Posted on 1/9/16
    My bracelet with your name still hangs by my front door. You are not forgotten.
    An NCIS episode tonight stirred me to look for your name. Don't know why It took me so long to think of checking the net.
    I'm glad your family has closure, and every time I pass through AZ I will say a prayer for the too many still missing, and for your family. Your picture reminds me of the faces in the senior pictures of my yearbook. 1963 so long ago, and like yesterday.
    Rest is peace, John
    Semper Fi, in memory of my husband
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  • Not Forgotten

    Posted on 3/23/15 - by Bob Hesselbein, President, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association bobhesselbein@vhpa.org
    John, you are not forgotten. More than 40 years later your memory lingers in my thoughts. I remember the funny moments at Ft. Wolters and Ft. Rucker as we rode the harsh wave of helicopter training; I remember how we used to talk of what the future held for us once finished with training. I remember your death and MIA status, and I also remember talking with a former F/8th pilot who told me of your recovery and burial in Arlington National Cemetery. One day in 1995 I sought out your grave and gasped when I saw the stone and recognized your name listed with the others lost flying as Blue Ghost 39. You served your country well and you rest in good company, honored among the granite monuments within our national cemetery.

    You are not forgotten, old friend.
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The Wall of Faces

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