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ALVIN LEON GAY


is honored on Panel 28W, Line 101 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 3/1/18 - by TODD HALVERSON todhal2@yahoo.com
    Alvin was my older brother's best friend. He was well mannered and soft spoken. He had a crazy sense of humor, a wild laugh and a great smile to go along with it.
    He came by to say goodbye the night before he shipped out to Vietnam.
    It was surreal and freaked me out.
    He told us that he had a bad feeling that he wouldn't be coming back home.
    Quite a heroic story leading up to his death. He would still have been a hero in my eyes if he'd fled to Canada instead. R. I. P. Alvin.
    He was 20 years old and never got to meet his new son.
    I turned 15 two days after Alvin's death, At age 20 I joined the military. The war was starting to wind down at that time. The 60s were a crazy time in our history and our government is still using our youth for cannon fodder in wars we have no business in being in. Nothing has changed,it's still crazy.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 2/3/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Alvin Leon Gay, Served with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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  • My grandfather

    Posted on 1/9/18
    This is my grandfather an American hero heart goes out to all soldiers. If anyone remembers Alvin gay I would love to meet up and hear stories about him gunnergay17@gmail.com
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  • Thank You

    Posted on 4/1/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Spec. 4 Gay for your leadership and courage under fire.
  • Near The Time

    Posted on 3/12/15 - by James Carriere James,carriere@me.com

    Alvin your memory is still fresh in my mind..your excitement of having a new baby boy in your marriage..then after a few days of this joy..you were gone. April 1,1969 will be on my mind until I'm called to go home..you were a wonderful team member of the 57 Th AHC.
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