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is honored on Panel 13E, Line 97 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 11/27/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear PFC Terry Gemas,
    Thank you for your service as a Field Artillery Fire Control Man. Happy Thanksgiving. 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.
  • Burial Place

    Posted on 7/19/17 - by Linda C. Mustion
    Terry is now buried in Lafayette Memorial Park in Brier Hill, PA. You can visit his gravesite on Find A Grave.
  • My Mother's Husband

    Posted on 10/11/16 - by Amy Joy
    Terry was the love my mother's life. They married when she was just 17, before he left for the war. My brother was born in October of 1966, and I hear Terry got demoted for his enthusiasm in celebrating his son's birth. :-) He was being transferred to Hawaii in January - and Mom was waiting for the telegram to pack her bags to move. He'd survived so many months, and he was killed just before transfer.

    It's been 50 years, and she still grieves for him. I expect to see him in Heaven, and it will be neat to meet him. I'll get to tell him, "Thanks for loving my mother - she missed you for the rest of her life. Thanks for your sacrifice. You need to know that because you died, I got a chance to live. I'm sorry. Thank you."
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/29/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Terry Dale Gemas, 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
  • No Longer Here

    Posted on 5/27/13 - by Valerie Whittaker Sherrtzman

    I used to put flowers on his grave at Eternal Valley. Several years ago I went to his grave and could not find it, I was informed that his brother had moved him, I have no idea where. I used to bring my two youngest daughters to hear of my high school friend and the olden days when we were young.

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The Wall of Faces

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