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DONALD RAY FOSTER

  • Wall Name:DONALD R FOSTER
  • Date of Birth:10/29/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/25/1967
  • Home of Record:DENVER
  • County of Record:DENVER CITY AND COUNTY
  • State:CO
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:28E, 65
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NGAI

JOHN BEN GAY

  • Wall Name:JOHN B GAY
  • Date of Birth:6/28/1941
  • Date of Casualty:10/25/1967
  • Home of Record:DEARING
  • County of Record:MCDUFFIE COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:28E, 66
  • Casualty Province:BINH LONG

LAWRENCE LEE GARDNER


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Casualty at Sea

    Posted on 9/25/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    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 coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • 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
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  • Photo

    Posted on 6/15/11 - by Larry Hastings voyager6969@cox.net
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  • Your Angel Day

    Posted on 10/25/09 - by 60's Girl
    My mere words of “thank you" cannot express the way I really feel about
    your service to our country and the ultimate sacrifice that you made. But, I do most humbly thank you.

    Although others might feel that the loss of your life was in vain and that the Vietnam War was a senseless war, I am one American who does not feel this way. I believe that what you did for our country was not in vain, but has and will always be an influence for good for us today and for countless generations to come.

    Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing up for what was right and for paying the ultimate price.

    In your honor today on your Angel Day I leave this short poem for you:

    "There is not greater love than this.
    There is not a greater gift that can ever be given.
    To be willing to die, so another might live.
    There is not greater love than this.”
    ~ Steven Curtis Chapman
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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.

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