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PHILLIP GERALD WRIGHT

  • Wall Name:PHILLIP G WRIGHT
  • Date of Birth:9/6/1943
  • Date of Casualty:7/21/1970
  • Home of Record:ASHLAND
  • County of Record:BOYD COUNTY
  • State:KY
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:WO
  • Panel/Line: 8W, 41
  • Casualty Province:PLEIKU

VIRGIL MARTIN BIXBY

  • Wall Name:VIRGIL M BIXBY
  • Date of Birth:2/10/1950
  • Date of Casualty:7/22/1970
  • Home of Record:IOWA CITY
  • County of Record:JOHNSON COUNTY
  • State:IA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line: 8W, 41
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

JOHN MICHAEL BABICH


is honored on Panel 8W, Line 41 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • In memory of PFC. John Babich

    Posted on 3/23/17 - by CW2 Hernandez, Jose C.
    Found in Dixon Evening Telegraph, July 31, 1970

    Phu Bai
    I want to live, but if I have to die.
    Please dig my grave in old Phu Bai.
    There’s nothing here for those alive, it has been said.
    Probably it’s because Phu Bai, means the land of the dead.
    There’s no place to go, or nothing to do.
    But two days after payday, I’m broke, too.
    You hear choppers and planes, day and night
    And an occasional drunk yells, “Phu Bai is all right!”
    Phu Bai P.X., helps you save your gold.
    Because when you get there, the goodies have all been sold.
    You work all day, come dragging your tail
    And to complete you misery, there no mail
    So you get drunk again and go to bed
    And dream you’re on the block, instead of the land of the dead.
    You go to the mess hall, and in great disbelief
    There’s the Phu Bai Steak again: Roast beef
    Mama-san loses your clothes, or gives you some that won’t fit
    And when you get on her about it, she says, “No biet.”
    Baby-san will give the “V” Sign and the power shave of the hand.
    Then she’ll ask for two cigarettes, one for her and onve for her old man.
    When I get back to the block, and meet someone I can’t stand
    I won’t curse and get all nasty, I’ll simply say “Phu Bai you Man!”
    Anonymous
    Adv,
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  • Help!

    Posted on 11/18/16 - by Tom Clark, Teacher ushistoryman@yahoo.com
    We need your help! Since 1986, the students of Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana have been researching men and women from the State of Indiana who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. We are the researchers for the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Memorials located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Of the1621 Vietnam casualties, we have located 1100+ families as of the date of this entry. We are now researching the men and women from the State of Illinois who gave their lives in the Vietnam War. If you have any information or photos that may help please contact us at the following: ushistoryman@yahoo.com
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/15/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL BABICH,
    I HOPE YOUR PHOTO WILL BE PUT HERE SOON, BECAUSE A WALL OF FACES NEEDS YOUR FACE. THANKS FOR BEING A GRUNT/PARACHUTIST. WE ARE CELEBRATING EUROPEANS FINDING THIS WONDERFUL LAND. THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING IT. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/22/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL John Michael Babich, 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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  • NEVER FORGOTTEN

    Posted on 5/16/06 - by Bill Nelson grite@yahoo.com
    FOREVER REMEMBERED


    "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them...
    Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

    Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell,
    KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

    We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:

    Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.


    From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.