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is honored on Panel 28E, Line 66 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/10/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear An Lawrence Gardner,
    Thank you for your service as an Airman on the U.S.S. CORAL SEA. Happy Veterans' Day. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Casualty at Sea

    Posted on 9/25/17 - by
    AN Lawrence L. Gardner served on the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43). At 2012 hours on October 25, 1967, the Coral Sea was underway off North Vietnam when it was reported that AN Gardner fell overboard from the starboard flight deck while operating a tow tractor. A motor whaleboat was launched from the destroyer USS Orleck (DD-886), and a helicopter was on scene to assist in the search. The Orleck continued searching until first light. His remains were recovered. [Taken from]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 12/6/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Airman Lawrence Lee Gardner, Served aboard the USS Coral Sea, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/9/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear AN Lawrence Lee Gardner, 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.

    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

    Curt Carter
  • Photo

    Posted on 6/15/11 - by Larry Hastings
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The Wall of Faces

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