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LAWRENCE JOSEPH BABYAK


is honored on Panel 15W, Line 2 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/29/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    Thank you Chief Warrant Officer Babyak for your leadership, skill and exemplary courage under fire.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/15/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BABYAK,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A UTILITY/OBSERVATION HELICOPTER PILOT WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THIS WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S BROTHER WHO ALSO DIED IN PHUOC LONG. SAY HI TO HIM. WE ARE CELEBRATING EUROPEANS FINDING THIS WONDERFUL LAND. THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING IT. REST IN PEACE.
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  • My Best Friend

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Richard L. Clift rlclift@cox.net
    I think about you every day. I miss you. Something you might want to know, when I was told of your death I was at sea off of Viet Nam, I was devastated. I totally lost it with tears. To my surprise and gratitude my shipmates did not make fun of me, they understood. They put their arms around me and stayed the whole night. You and Todd are my best friends and I look up to both of you. I remember all our play days, even when you dumped the dirt on me. By the way I deserved it! I miss your whole family. I hope you are keeping a good watch on them. I love you buddy and soon enough I'll be by your side.
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  • My Best Friend

    Posted on 5/24/15 - by Richard L. Clift rlclift@cox.net
    I think about you every day. I miss you. Something you might want to know, when I was told of your death I was at sea off of Viet Nam, I was devastated. I totally lost it with tears. To my surprise and gratitude my shipmates did not make fun of me, they understood. They put their arms around me and stayed the whole night. You and Todd are my best friends and I look up to both of you. I remember all our play days, even when you dumped the dirt on me. By the way I deserved it! I miss your whole family. I hope you are keeping a good watch on them. I love you buddy and soon enough I'll be by your side.
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  • He was a neighbor

    Posted on 1/18/15 - by Steve K
    The Babyak family lived just a few doors down from us in Van Nuys. He was 10 years older than me, and I never really knew him as well as I knew his younger sister, who was friends with one of my sisters. Knew his parents well, too. Good, religious people. I seem to remember he was a high achiever in school, and an athlete.
    I believe he was on his 2nd tour over there when he was killed. He went back voluntarily for a 2nd tour. What a brave and accomplished young man. He represented the very best of America, and some years ago I was privileged to see his name on the "wall."
    He also had been married a short time, and left a widow behind.
    RIP, CWO Babyak, from your former neighbor and fellow Army vet. You are now flying with the angels.
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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.