Remembering An American HeroPosted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter firstname.lastname@example.orgDear CPL Gordon L Goins, sirMORE
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
We RememberPosted on 11/10/09 - by Robert Sage email@example.comGordon is buried at Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton, OH.
Thank You SoldierPosted on 1/12/03 - by Donald LytleAs a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"MORE
As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE, SOLDIER"
As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"
And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"
Again, thank you Soldier, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice, given to this great country of ours!
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
Obituary of Cpl. Gordon L. GoinsPosted on 5/6/00 - by Preble County Genealogy Room firstname.lastname@example.orgAccording to the Obituary in the Register Herald in Eaton, Oh, it states:MORE
Eaton Area GI Vietnam Victim
Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Goins R.1, US-127 North, Eaton, received word Saturday that their son, Army Corporal Gordon L. Goins, 23, was killed Wednesday, Jan. 10, in a hostile assault attack in Vietnam. He was a military policeman serving with Company B of the 89th Infantry when he was injured. He died later from his wounds.
Corporal Goins attended Fairmount High School in Dayton. After working at New Idea in Colwater, Oh, he entered the U.S. Army four years ago and took basic training at Camp Denny, GA. He served 14 months in Korea, and six months at Ft. Hood, TX, prior to being stationed in Vietnam six months ago.
Survivors include the parents; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Goins, Lewisburg; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Vivia Rhodehamel, Greenville; a brother, Roy, Jr. and siter, Ruth, both at home and a married sister, Mrs. Lula Gilbert, New Caslisle.
Services for Cpl. Gordon L. Goins were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Girton-Schmidt Memorial Home in Eaton. Rev. Harley Brown officated, and burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery at Eaton.
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